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  1. Lydia Rahula kasvatas pojast ideaalmehe / Kadi Lehtmets

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    Lehtmets, Kadi

    2009-01-01

    Tšehhimaal Olomoucis toimunud koorifestivalil "Musica Religiosa" kuldmedalid pälvinud kooride dirigentidest: Tallinna Poistekoori dirigendist Lydia Rahulast ja tema pojast, Tallinna Poistekoori meeskoori dirigendist Tomi Rahulast

  2. Lydia Rahula kasvatas pojast ideaalmehe / Kadi Lehtmets

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    Lehtmets, Kadi

    2009-01-01

    Tšehhimaal Olomoucis toimunud koorifestivalil "Musica Religiosa" kuldmedalid pälvinud kooride dirigentidest: Tallinna Poistekoori dirigendist Lydia Rahulast ja tema pojast, Tallinna Poistekoori meeskoori dirigendist Tomi Rahulast

  3. STELLA comes into operation

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    1980-01-01

    The photo shows the 3 metre diameter 11/14 GHz antenna on Bld. 513 for data transmission via the OTS satellite in the STELLA project (see Annual Report 1979 p. 88, Fig. 3). Mervyn Hine and Ben Segal stand on the left.

  4. Teenuste disainist / Stella Soomlais

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    Soomlais, Stella

    2010-01-01

    Disainer Stella Soomlais teenuste disaini (service design) taustast maailma mastaabis, mõiste olemusest ja teema laiaulatuslikuma käsitluse vajadusest. Alates 2009. aastast saab teenusedisaini õppida ka Eestis. TÜ Pärnu kolledž pakub ärijuhtimise magistriõpet spetsialiseerumisega teenuste disainile

  5. Teenuste disainist / Stella Soomlais

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    Soomlais, Stella

    2010-01-01

    Disainer Stella Soomlais teenuste disaini (service design) taustast maailma mastaabis, mõiste olemusest ja teema laiaulatuslikuma käsitluse vajadusest. Alates 2009. aastast saab teenusedisaini õppida ka Eestis. TÜ Pärnu kolledž pakub ärijuhtimise magistriõpet spetsialiseerumisega teenuste disainile

  6. Installing the antenna for STELLA

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    1979-01-01

    The 3 metre diameter antenna for the STELLA satellite communication project is lowered into position on the roof of the Computer Building (see Weekly Bulletin 48/79 and CERN Courier 19 (1979) 444). STELLA stands for Satellite Transmission Experiment Linking Laboratories.

  7. Stella Veber - Eesti õiguskaitse proovikivi / Stella Veber ; interv. Kalle Muuli

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    Veber, Stella

    2000-01-01

    Tšetšeeni kuritegeliku rühmituse väidetava juhi Harun Dikajevi venna abikaasa Stella Veber enda kinnitamata jätmisest Tallinna abiprokuröri ametikohale. Kommenteerivad justiitsminister Märt Rask, riigi peaprokurör Raivo Sepp ja riigiprokurör Heino Tõnismägi

  8. Stella Veber - Eesti õiguskaitse proovikivi / Stella Veber ; interv. Kalle Muuli

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    Veber, Stella

    2000-01-01

    Tšetšeeni kuritegeliku rühmituse väidetava juhi Harun Dikajevi venna abikaasa Stella Veber enda kinnitamata jätmisest Tallinna abiprokuröri ametikohale. Kommenteerivad justiitsminister Märt Rask, riigi peaprokurör Raivo Sepp ja riigiprokurör Heino Tõnismägi

  9. The STELLA Robotic Observatory on Tenerife

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    Klaus G. Strassmeier

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (AIP and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC inaugurated the robotic telescopes STELLA-I and STELLA-II (STELLar Activity on Tenerife on May 18, 2006. The observatory is located on the Izaña ridge at an elevation of 2400 m near the German Vacuum Tower Telescope. STELLA consists of two 1.2 m alt-az telescopes. One telescope fiber feeds a bench-mounted high-resolution echelle spectrograph while the other telescope feeds a wide-field imaging photometer. Both scopes work autonomously by means of artificial intelligence. Not only that the telescopes are automated, but the entire observatory operates like a robot, and does not require any human presence on site.

  10. Conferencias a la Memoria de la Dra. Lydia J. Roberts 1967, 1969-1973 (Conferences in Memory of Dr. Lydia J. Roberts 1967, 1969-1973).

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    Puerto Rico Univ., Rio Piedras.

    This publication includes eleven lectures presented as part of a conference given honoring Dr. Lydia J. Roberts. Seven of the papers are written in the English language and four in Spanish. Most of the papers relate to the topic of nutrition, but a few pay tribute to Dr. Roberts in recognition of her distinguished leadership and teacher of human…

  11. Three years of experience with the STELLA robotic observatory

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    Granzer, Thomas; Strassmeier, Klaus G; 10.1155/2010/980182

    2010-01-01

    Since May 2006, the two STELLA robotic telescopes at the Izana observatory in Tenerife, Spain, delivered an almost uninterrupted stream of scientific data. To achieve such a high level of autonomous operation, the replacement of all troubleshooting skills of a regular observer in software was required. Care must be taken on error handling issues and on robustness of the algorithms used. In the current paper, we summarize the approaches we followed in the STELLA observatory.

  12. StellaBase: The Nematostella vectensis Genomics Database

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    James C Sullivan; Ryan, Joseph F; Watson, James A.; Webb, Jeramy; Mullikin, James C; Rokhsar, Daniel; Finnerty, John R

    2005-01-01

    StellaBase, the Nematostella vectensis Genomics Database, is a web-based resource that will facilitate desktop and bench-top studies of the starlet sea anemone. Nematostella is an emerging model organism that has already proven useful for addressing fundamental questions in developmental evolution and evolutionary genomics. StellaBase allows users to query the assembled Nematostella genome, a confirmed gene library, and a predicted genome using both keyword and homology based search functions...

  13. Alkyl and phenolic glycosides from Saussurea stella.

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    Wang, Tian-Min; Wang, Ru-Feng; Chen, Hu-Biao; Shang, Ming-Ying; Cai, Shao-Qing

    2013-07-01

    One alkyl glycoside, saussurostelloside A (1), two phenolic glycosides, saussurostellosides B1 (2) and B2 (3), and 27 known compounds, including eleven flavonoids, seven phenolics, six lignans, one neolignan, one phenethyl glucoside and one fatty acid, were isolated from an ethanol extract of Saussurea stella (Asteraceae). Their structures were elucidated by NMR, MS, UV, and IR spectroscopic analysis. Of the known compounds, (+)-medioresinol-di-O-β-D-glucoside (7), picraquassioside C (10), and diosmetin-3'-O-β-D-glucoside (27) were isolated from the Asteraceae family for the first time, while (+)-pinoresinol-di-O-β-D-glucoside (6), di-O-methylcrenatin (11), protocatechuic acid (14), 1,5-di-O-caffeoylquinic acid (17), formononetin (28), and phenethyl glucoside (29) were isolated from the Saussurea genus for the first time. The anti-inflammatory activities of three new compounds (1-3), five lignans ((-)-arctiin (4), (+)-pinoresinol-4-O-β-D-glucoside (5), (+)-pinoresinol-di-O-β-D-glucoside (6), (+)-medioresinol-di-O-β-D-glucoside (7) and (+)-syringaresinol-4-O-β-D-glucoside (8)), one neolignan (picraquassioside C (10)), and one phenolic glycoside (di-O-methylcrenatin (11)) were evaluated by testing their inhibition of the release of β-glucuronidase from PAF-stimulated neutrophils. Only compound 5 showed moderate inhibition of the release of β-glucuronidase, with an inhibition ratio of 39.1%.

  14. StellaBase: the Nematostella vectensis Genomics Database.

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    Sullivan, James C; Ryan, Joseph F; Watson, James A; Webb, Jeramy; Mullikin, James C; Rokhsar, Daniel; Finnerty, John R

    2006-01-01

    StellaBase, the Nematostella vectensis Genomics Database, is a web-based resource that will facilitate desktop and bench-top studies of the starlet sea anemone. Nematostella is an emerging model organism that has already proven useful for addressing fundamental questions in developmental evolution and evolutionary genomics. StellaBase allows users to query the assembled Nematostella genome, a confirmed gene library, and a predicted genome using both keyword and homology based search functions. Data provided by these searches will elucidate gene family evolution in early animals. Unique research tools, including a Nematostella genetic stock library, a primer library, a literature repository and a gene expression library will provide support to the burgeoning Nematostella research community. The development of StellaBase accompanies significant upgrades to CnidBase, the Cnidarian Evolutionary Genomics Database. With the completion of the first sequenced cnidarian genome, genome comparison tools have been added to CnidBase. In addition, StellaBase provides a framework for the integration of additional species-specific databases into CnidBase. StellaBase is available at http://www.stellabase.org.

  15. Using STELLA Simulation Models to Teach Natural Resource Economics

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    Dissanayake, Sahan T. M.

    2016-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses how graphical simulation models created using STELLA software can be used to present natural resource systems in an intuitive way in undergraduate natural resource economics classes based on his experiences at a leading research university, a state university, and a leading liberal arts college in the United…

  16. Performance Prediction of Mechanical Pump in STELLA-1

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    Han, Ji-Woong; Cho, Chungho; Jeong, Ji-Young [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-10-15

    Under a mid- and long-term nuclear R-D program, STELLA (Sodium Integral Effect Test Loop for Safety Simulation and Assessment) project is in progress in KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute). In STELLA-1, the experiments for the evaluation of heat exchangers such as DHX (Decay heat exchanger) and AHX (Air heat exchanger) are being performed, and those for PHTS (Primary heat transport system) mechanical pump are being prepared. The detailed design of each component is based on that of a 600MWe demonstration reactor. The model pump installed in STELLA-1 was scaled down based on the scaling law. Since the reference reactor of STELLA-1 is a 600MWe pool type demonstration reactor, some design modifications were inevitable between pool type prototype pump and loop type model pump, such as outer case and inlet pipe. In this study performance evaluation on the model pump has been done by CFD methods. The Design modeler in ANSYS Workbench was utilized in modeling process. The computations were performed using the commercial code ANSYS CFX. The overall hydraulic behaviors in the model pump have been predicted at a steady state condition.

  17. Using STELLA Simulation Models to Teach Natural Resource Economics

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    Dissanayake, Sahan T. M.

    2016-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses how graphical simulation models created using STELLA software can be used to present natural resource systems in an intuitive way in undergraduate natural resource economics classes based on his experiences at a leading research university, a state university, and a leading liberal arts college in the United…

  18. Simulation of the Production Process Dynamics using Vensim and Stella

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    Corina SBUGHEA

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to make a brief presentation of the principles of dynamic systems and to analyze two applications support for modeling and simulation of the evolution of these systems. For illustration, we chose a classic model of the dynamics of the production process, which we have implemented in Vensim and Stella, in order to obtain evolutionary trajectories of the endogenous variables and analyze the behavior of the system.

  19. STELLA: 10 years of robotic observations on Tenerife

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    Weber, Michael; Granzer, Thomas; Strassmeier, Klaus G.

    2016-07-01

    STELLA is a robotic observatory on Tenerife housing two 1.2m robotic telescopes. One telescope is fibre-feeding a high-resolution (R=55,000) échelle spectrograph (SES), while the other telescope is equipped with a visible wide- field (FOV=22' x 22') imaging instrument (WiFSIP). Robotic observations started mid 2006, and the primary scientific driver is monitoring of stellar-activity related phenomena. The STELLA Control System (SCS) software package was originally tailored to the STELLA roll-off style building and high-resolution spectroscopy, but was extended over the years to support the wide-field imager, an off-axis guider for the imager, separate acquisition telescopes, classical domes, and targets-of-opportunity. The SCS allows for unattended, off-line operation of the observatory, targets can be uploaded at any time and are selected based on merit-functions in real-time (dispatch scheduling). We report on the current status of the observatory and the current capabilities of the SCS.

  20. Stella Salumaa: ilma hea loota pole head animatsiooni / üles kirjutanud Mart Niineste

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    Salumaa, Stella, 1985-

    2011-01-01

    Animaator Stella Salumaa oma huvist kunsti ja animatsiooni vastu, vahetusüliõpilasena Prahas FAMU-s õppimisest, ideede leidmisest, filmi sõnumist, festivalidel osalemisest. Andmeid Stella Salumaa elukäigu ja tööde kohta

  1. Stella Salumaa: ilma hea loota pole head animatsiooni / üles kirjutanud Mart Niineste

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    Salumaa, Stella, 1985-

    2011-01-01

    Animaator Stella Salumaa oma huvist kunsti ja animatsiooni vastu, vahetusüliõpilasena Prahas FAMU-s õppimisest, ideede leidmisest, filmi sõnumist, festivalidel osalemisest. Andmeid Stella Salumaa elukäigu ja tööde kohta

  2. Radioactivity measurements for the ERMES project at the STELLA facility

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    Gallese B.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available STELLA (SubTErranean Low Level Assay is the ultra low background facility of the Gran Sasso National Laboratories (L.N.G.S. in Italy. It is mainly devoted to material screening and rare events physics due to its very low radioactive background. Nevertheless, also environmental samples are measured within the collaboration with the ERMES (Environmental Radioactivity Monitoring for Earth Sciences project. After a short description of the facility some on-going applications within the ERMES project will be briefly presented. The usefulness of doing environmental radioactivity measurements in a deep underground laboratory will be shortly discussed.

  3. Staged electron laser accelerator (STELLA) experiment at brookhaven ATF

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    Pogorelsky, I.V.; Steenbergen, A. van; Gallardo, J.C. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)] [and others

    1998-03-01

    The STELLA experiment is being prepared at the BNL Accelerator Test Facility (STF). The goal of the experiment is to demonstrate quasi-monochromatic inverse Cherenkov acceleration (ICA) of electrons bunched to the laser wavelength period. Microbunches on the order of 2 {mu}m in length separated by 10.6 {mu}m will be produced using an inverse free electron laser (IFEL) accelerator driven by a CO{sub 2} laser. The design and simulations for two phases of this experiment including demonstration of 10 MeV and 100 MeV acceleration are presented. (author)

  4. Maneiras criativas de não gostar de Bakhtin: Lydia Ginzburg e Mikhail Gasparov

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    Caryl Emerson

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo contribui para nossa compreensão de como os russos receberam os conceitos de Bakhtin, principalmente dois influentes estudiosos russos, críticos de Bakhtin, cada um a partir de uma perspectiva diferente. O estudo de tais críticas é valioso, uma vez que nos incentiva a reexaminar nossas próprias percepções, por vezes complacentes, das teorias de Bakhtin. Mikhail Gasparov (1937-2005, um importante classicista e preeminente erudito do verso, publicou críticas virulentas contra Bakhtin entre 1979 e 2004. Seu problema com Bakhtin era essencialmente metodológico. Lydia Ginzburg (1902-1990, conhecida por suas Notes of a Blockade Person, e por estudos sobre os gêneros do diário, das memórias, da carta pessoal e do caderno do escritor, questionou os pressupostos psicológicos por trás das teorias bakhtinianas de simpatia e amor. Ginzburg também tinha sérias dúvidas quanto à ideia bakhtiniana do romance polifônico e a respeito do uso que Bakhtin fazia da oposição entre o monológico e o dialógico para caracterizar os romances de Tolstoi e Dostoiévski. Um exame atento das posições de Bakhtin e Ginzburg sobre o amor revela paralelos e diferenças interessantes. O artigo termina com sugestões sobre como as críticas de Ginsburg e de Gasparov podem nos ajudar a ler Bakhtin de maneiras criativas.

  5. Automation Hardware & Software for the STELLA Robotic Telescope

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    Weber, M.; Granzer, Th.; Strassmeier, K. G.

    The STELLA telescope (a joint project of the AIP, Hamburger Sternwarte and the IAC) is to operate in fully robotic mode, with no human interaction necessary for regular operation. Thus, the hardware must be kept as simple as possible to avoid unnecessary failures, and the environmental conditions must be monitored accurately to protect the telescope in case of bad weather. All computers are standard PCs running Linux, and communication with specialized hardware is done via a RS232/RS485 bus system. The high level (java based) control software consists of independent modules to ease bug-tracking and to allow the system to be extended without changing existing modules. Any command cycle consists of three messages, the actual command sent from the central node to the operating device, an immediate acknowledge, and a final done message, both sent back from the receiving device to the central node. This reply-splitting allows a direct distinction between communication problems (no acknowledge message) and hardware problems (no or a delayed done message). To avoid bug-prone packing of all the sensor-analyzing software into a single package, each sensor-reading and interaction with other sensors is done within a self-contained thread. Weather-decision making is therefore totally decoupled from the core control software to avoid dead-locks in the core module.

  6. Stella McCartney为H&M设计新系列

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    木冰

    2005-01-01

    英国设计师Stella McCartney为瑞典服装连锁巨头H&M设计的新系列“Stella McCartney for H&M”计划将于今年秋季推出,去年Chanel首席设计师Korl Lagerfeld也曾担纲H&M的设计,并推出“Karl Lagerfeld for H&M”系列,成为当时的爆炸性新闻。

  7. VizieR Online Data Catalog: STELLA-SES Radial Veocities of HD 208472 (Ozdarcan+, 2016)

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    Ozdarcan, O.; Carroll, T. A.; Kunstler, A.; Strassmeier, K. G.; Evren, S.; Weber, M.; Granzer, T.

    2016-07-01

    Precise radial velocity measurement of HD 208472 based on 229 high resolution Stella Echelle Spectrograph (SES) spectra obtained at STELLA robotic observatory on Tenerife, Spain from March 22, 2009 to July 20, 2011 are presented. High precision radial velocities allow one to trace spot jitter effect on measured radial velocities via residuals from spectroscopic orbit solution. In case of HD 208472, removing spot jitter effect from measured velocities, precision on calculated orbital parameters were improved by factor of 4 without changing the actual value of parameters. (1 data file).

  8. STELLA LUNA2012秋冬时装秀闪亮发布

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    2012-01-01

    STELLA LUNA2012秋冬时装秀于7月12日晚上在北京朝阳1919创意园区首度发布。2012秋冬STELLA LUNA回归现代主义,以雕塑艺术家Martin Boyce对现代与自然的非传统呈现为灵感,创造出“TOWN AND COUNTRY”的鞋履系列。

  9. "Carnivalesque": Assorted Thoughts about One English Teachers'"Professionalism" Prompted by the STELLA Project.

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    Hayes, Terry

    2001-01-01

    Questions whether a framework such as STELLA (Standards for Teachers of English Language and Literacy in Australia) can capture the essence of what teachers do in the classroom. Addresses three animating passions which have informed and energized the author's work as a teacher: intensity, empathy, and gaiety. (RS)

  10. Preliminary Evaluation of PGSFR DHR Heat Exchangers Performance Using STELLA-1 Facility

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    Hong, Jonggan; Eoh, Jae-Hyuk; Yeom, Sujin; Lee, Jewhan; Kim, Tae-Joon; Hwang, Inkoo; Cho, Chungho; Kim, Jong-Man; Cho, Youngil; Jung, Min-Hwan; Gam, Da-Young; Jeong, Ji-Young [Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-10-15

    The STELLA program for PGSFR decay heat removal (DHR) performance demonstration is in progress at KAERI. As the first phase of the program, the STELLA-1 facility has been constructed and separate effect tests for heat exchangers of DHRS have been conducted. Two kinds of heat exchangers including a shell-and-tube type sodium-to-sodium heat exchanger (DHX) and a helical-tube type sodium-to-air heat exchanger (AHX) were tested for design codes V-V, e.g. SHXSA and AHXSA. In this paper, firstly, overall characteristics of the STELLA-1 facility are described briefly. Secondly, the performance tests of the DHX and AHX rely on a steady-state result of a heat transfer experiment. Thus experimental procedures to obtain the steady-state result are described and steady-state conditions for the heat exchanger performance test are clearly defined. Lastly, experimental results and calculation results obtained from the design codes are also compared as a preliminary work for the design code V-V. The PGSFR DHR heat exchangers performance was experimentally demonstrated using the STELLA-1 facility, and the experimental results and the prediction of the design code were compared as a preliminary work for the design code V-V. The experimental results of the DHX and AHX were in good agreement with the estimation of the SHXSA and AHXSA codes, respectively.

  11. Book Review of "The Molecular Biology of Cancer" by Stella Pelengaris, Michael Khan (Editors

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    Schmidt Christian

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Here, a review of "The Molecular Biology of Cancer" (Stella Pelengaris and Michael Khan [Editors] is given. The detailed description of the book is provided here: Pelengaris S, Khan M (Eds: The Molecular Biology of Cancer; Blackwell Publishing, Oxford (U.K.; 2006. 531 pages, 214 illustrations, ISBN 9-78140-511-814-9, £31.99.

  12. TLÜ Eesti pedagoogika arhiivmuuseum avas näituse Stella Ernesaksast / Mare Torm

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    Torm, Mare, 1947-

    2009-01-01

    Tallinna Ülikooli Eesti Pedagoogika Arhiivmuuseum tähistas 3. märtsil omaaegse tuntud võimlemispedagoogi ja koolieelse kehalise kasvatuse metoodiku Stella Ernesaksa 100. sünniaastapäeva tema isikunäituse avamisega

  13. PATIENT SAFETY CULTURE AND PATIENT SAFETY IMPLEMENTATION IN STELLA MARIS HOSPITAL DURING NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE ERA

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    Rivai, Fridawaty

    2017-01-01

    Implementation of patient safety in hospital is influenced by several factors such as culture of patient safety. The aim of the research was to analyze the effect of patient safety culture on the implementation of patient safety in Stella Maris Hospital in 2016. The research was a quantitative studyusinganalytic operationaldesign withcross-sectional approach. The samples consisted of 234people selected using proportional stratified random sampling technique. The results of the research ...

  14. In corpo due anime: La chiave a stella tra finzione, testimonianza e antropologia

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    Emanuele Caon

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available La chiave a stella viene, appena pubblicato, investito da un dibattito molto vivace dovuto alla carica polemica che sembrava assumere il testo rispetto al tema del lavoro. Anche la critica letteraria si concentra su questo aspetto, oltre che sulle qualità linguistiche dell’opera. Mantenendo come punto fermo che la scelta del tema in Levi è centrale quanto la sua elaborazione artistica, si tenterà di dimostrare le qualità anzitutto letterarie del romanzo e solo alla fine si valuterà il suo motivo dominante. L’analisi inizia dalle strutture narrative, ovvero sulla capacità di Levi di saldare insieme i vari racconti nella forma romanzo, per passare poi alla rielaborazione della funzione testimoniale a scopi prettamente finzionali; argomento valido a erodere l’immagine stereotipata di Levi come il testimone del Lager per sbilanciarla maggiormente verso quella dello scrittore. Infine, sempre tenendo presente l’intera opera leviana, si affronta il tema del lavoro all’interno del romanzo, spesso accusato di risentire troppo dell’ideologia autoriale. L’ipotesi di ricerca è che Levi compia un percorso di scavo antropologico servendosi degli strumenti dell’invenzione letteraria e dell’elaborazione stilistica. Sono la distanza tra autore e personaggio e l’uso della figuralità letteraria a consentire a La chiave a stella di contraddire, almeno in parte, il controllo del proprio autore. Il romanzo si apre, dunque, alla polisemia e svela le sue capacità di durata nel tempo e di prefigurazione rispetto alla nuova configurazione post-fordista. The publication of La chiave a stella (1978 stirred an immediate and animated debate due to its polemic tones with regard to the theme of work. Indeed, beside the linguistic concerns, literary critics also focused on such theme. By starting from the assumption that Levi’s thematic choice is as fundamental as its artistic re-elaboration, the present contribution aims to emphasize primarily

  15. Validation of intermediate heat and decay heat exchanger model in MARS-LMR with STELLA-1 and JOYO tests

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    Choi, Chiwoong; Ha, Kwiseok; Hong, Jonggan; Yeom, Sujin; Eoh, Jaehyuk [Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor Design Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), 989-111, Daedeok-Daero, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Jeong, Hae-yong, E-mail: hyjeong@sejong.ac.kr [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Sejong University, 209 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 143-747 (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-11-15

    Highlights: • The capability of the MARS-LMR for heat transfer through IHX and DHX is evaluated. • Prediction of heat transfer through IHXs and DHXs is essential in the SFR analysis. • Data obtained from the STELLA-1 and the JOYO test are analyzed with the MARS-LMR. • MARS-LMR adopts the Aoki’s correlation for tube side and Graber-Rieger’s for shell. • The performance of the basic models and other available correlations is evaluated. • The current models in MARS-LMR show best prediction for JOYO and STELLA-1 data. - Abstract: The MARS-LMR code has been developed by the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to analyze transients in a pool-type sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR). Currently, KAERI is developing a prototype Gen-IV SFR (PGSFR) with metallic fuel. The decay heat exchangers (DHXs) and the intermediate heat exchangers (IHXs) were designed as a sodium-sodium counter-flow tube bundle type for decay heat removal system (DHRS) and intermediate heat transport system (IHTS), respectively. The IHX and DHX are important components for a heat removal function under normal and accident conditions, respectively. Therefore, sodium heat transfer models for the DHX and IHX heat exchangers were added in MARS-LMR. In order to validate the newly added heat transfer model, experimental data were obtained from the JOYO and STELLA-1 facilities were analyzed. JOYO has two different types of IHXs: type-A (co-axial circular arrangement) and type-B (triangular arrangement). For the code validation, 38 and 39 data points for type A and type B were selected, respectively. A DHX performance test was conducted in STELLA-1, which is the test facility for heat exchangers and primary pump in the PGSFR. The DHX test in STELLA-1 provided eight data points for a code validation. Ten nodes are used in the heat transfer region is used, based on the verification test for the heat transfer models. RMS errors for JOYO IHX type A and type B of 19.1% and 4.3% are obtained

  16. Co-existence of Endometriotic Cyst of the Ovary and Arias-Stella Reaction in a Non-Pregnant Woman: Report of a Rare Case.

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    Harikrishnan, Volga; Esaki, Muthuvel; Srinivasan, Chitra; Arockiasamy, Parimala; Ethirajan, Shanthi

    2016-03-01

    Endometriosis is defined as presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. It can occur anywhere in the ovary. In the ovary it is usually presented as cyst, termed as endometriotic cyst or Chocolate cyst. Arias-Stella reaction is usually seen in gestational endometrium or in ectopic gestation site and rarely in non-pregnant uterus with hormonal intake. Co-existence of endometriosis and Arias-Stella reaction is very rare. We present a very rare case of endometriotic cyst of the ovary exhibiting Arias -Stella reaction which was seen in of non pregnant patient without any history of hormonal intake.

  17. The Start-up Test of Mechanical Sodium Pump installed in STELLA-1

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    Cho, Chungho; Kim, Jong-Man; Ko, Yung Joo; Kim, Byeongyeon; Cho, Youngil; Jung, Min-Hwan; Gam, Da-Young; Lee, Yong Bum; Jeong, Ji-Young; Kim, Jong-Bum [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-10-15

    Testing at the high temperature sodium environments is more expensive and time consuming because of difficulties of operating and maintaining of sodium experimental facilities. Consequent upon those problems, water is often selected as a surrogate test fluid because its important hydraulic properties such as a density and a kinematic viscosity are not only very similar to that of the sodium but also it is cheap, easily available and easy to handle. SFR NSSS System Design Division of Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) is performing a development and demonstration of sodium technology using various sodium experimental facilities, especially STELLA-1. STELLA-1 (Sodium inTegral Effect test Loop for safety simuLation and Assessment) is a large-scale separated effect test facility for demonstrating the thermal-hydraulic performances of major components such as a Sodium-to-Sodium heat exchanger (DHX), Sodium-to-Air heat exchanger (AHX) of the decay heat removal system, and mechanical sodium pump of the primary heat transport system (PHTS). The result of start-up test, most of the instruments and components except for flow control valve are functionally work. Also, we confirmed that performance test of mechanical sodium pump is unable at the high flow rate with lower RPM because pressure drops of pump performance test loop are bigger than the pump head of some cases. To confirm the safety and operability of major components in the sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR), demonstration of component performance should be carried out before its installation in reactor. So, in order to estimate the hydraulic behavior of the mechanical sodium pump, the performance tests of the model pump with water environment was carried out using a pump vender's experimental facility. Also, to compare the hydraulic characteristic of model pump with water and sodium, the performance test of model pump with sodium environment were performed using STELLA-1. The present paper describes

  18. Exploring dynamic relationships using STELLA (structural thinking experimental learning laboratory with animation)

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    Butler, J.C. (Univ. of Houston, TX (USA))

    1988-11-01

    Understanding qualitative and quantitative models is central to much of the activity of a geoscientists. Often such models are portrayed as sticks and boxes in the literature and a verbal description of the mathematics underlying the model is presented to the reader. Such a presentation does not facilitate understanding and does not encourage use of the model to solve a problem or expand an investigation. STELLA (structural thinking experimental learning laboratory with animation) is a software package written for the Macintosh family of microcomputers, that facilitates the construction of dynamic models and encourages playing the what-if game that instructors and managers are fond of promoting. Two examples from the literature are used to illustrate this application.

  19. Search for rare nuclear decays with HPGe detectors at the STELLA facility of the LNGS

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    Belli, P.; Di Marco, A. [INFN, Sezione di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome (Italy); Bernabei, R.; D' Angelo, S. [INFN, Sezione di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome (Italy); Cappella, F.; D' Angelo, A.; Incicchitti, A. [INFN, Sezione di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome (Italy); Cerulli, R.; Di Vacri, M. L.; Laubenstein, M.; Nisi, S. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi (AQ) (Italy); Danevich, F. A.; Kobychev, V. V.; Poda, D. V.; Tretyak, V. I. [Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv (Ukraine); Kovtun, G. P.; Kovtun, N. G.; Shcherban, A. P.; Solopikhin, D. A. [Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Kharkiv (Ukraine); Polischuk, O. G. [INFN, Sezione di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy and Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv (Ukraine); and others

    2013-12-30

    Results on the search for rare nuclear decays with the ultra low background facility STELLA at the LNGS using gamma ray spectrometry are presented. In particular, the best T{sub 1/2} limits were obtained for double beta processes in {sup 96}Ru and {sup 104}Ru. Several isotopes, which potentially decay through different 2β channels, including also possible resonant double electron captures, were investigated for the first time ({sup 156}Dy, {sup 158}Dy, {sup 184}Os, {sup 192}Os, {sup 190}Pt, {sup 198}Pt). Search for resonant absorption of solar {sup 7}Li axions in a LiF crystal gave the best limit for the mass of {sup 7}Li axions (< 8.6 keV). Rare alpha decay of {sup 190}Pt to the first excited level of {sup 186}Os(E{sub exc} = 137.2keV) was observed for the first time.

  20. Search for Rare Nuclear Decays with HPGe Detectors at the STELLA Facility of the LNGS

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    Belli, P; Cappella, F; Cerulli, R; Danevich, F A; d'Angelo, A; d'Angelo, S; Di Marco, A; Di Vacri, M L; Incicchitti, A; Kovtun, G P; Kovtun, N G; Laubenstein, M; Nisi, S; Poda, D V; Polischuk, O G; Shcherban, A P; Solopikhin, D A; Suhonen, J; Tolmachev, A V; Tretyak, V I; Yavetskiy, R P

    2013-01-01

    Results on the search for rare nuclear decays with the ultra low background facility STELLA at the LNGS using gamma ray spectrometry are presented. In particular, the best T1/2 limits were obtained for double beta processes in 96Ru and 104Ru. Several isotopes, which potentially decay through different double beta decay channels, including also possible resonant double electron captures, were investigated for the first time (156Dy, 158Dy, 184Os, 192Os, 190Pt, 198Pt). Search for resonant absorption of solar 7Li axions in a LiF crystal gave the best limit for the mass of 7Li axions (< 8.6 keV). Rare alpha decay of 190Pt to the first excited level of 186Os (Eexc = 137.2 keV) was observed for the first time.

  1. STELLA LUNA形象店诠释艺术博物馆概念

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    吴晓(编); Holly(译)

    2009-01-01

    近日,STELLA LUNA在北京Solana开设了一间新的形象旗舰店,这是它在中国区开设的第二家形象店,店铺整体设计风格采用全新的艺术博物馆概念(ART MUSEUM CONCEPT),以黑白颜色为主调,通过简洁又极具张力的回形线条,勾勒出独特的现代主义精致空间。此间店面陈列的主题为“NATIVITY诞生”,以彩色萤光蛋为载体,融合萤光丝袜,半身腿模等性感元素,

  2. Stella Luna巴黎开设首家店铺

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    2013-01-01

    中国鞋子品牌Stella Luna在巴黎开设了首家店铺,作为打开欧洲市场的第一步。该店铺选址在181 Boulevard Saint-Germain,占地870平方英尺,距离Berluti、Etro、Ralph Lauren等品牌的精品店很近。店铺的装修风格和亚洲店保持一致,以带有法式风情的现代博物馆为主题,展现鞋子就像是艺术品这一理念。

  3. Coal ash basin effects (particulates, metals, acidic pH) upon aquatic biota: an eight-year evaluation. [Gambusia affinis; Plathemis lydia; Libellula spp

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    Cerry, D.S.; Guthrie, R.K.; Davis, E.M.; Harvey, R.S.

    1984-08-01

    Coal ash effluent effects including particulates, acidic pH excursions, elemental concentrations and bioconcentration in selected organisms have been studied as changes in water quality and densities of benthic macroinvertebrate and mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) populations in a swanmp drainage system over an eight-year period. Initial density of the aquatic biota was altered severely by heavy ash siltation, followed by acidic pH excursions, and perhaps overall by elemental concentrations and bioaccumulation. Heavy ash siltation, followed by acidic pH excursions after the addition of fly ash to the original settling basin system, had the most profound effect on biota. Dipterans (chironomids) and some odonates (Plathemis lydia and Libellula spp.) were resistant to heavy ash siltation, while mosquitofish, which showed no discernible responses to ash siltation, were absent at acidic pH along with the few previously surviving invertebrate populations. Elemental concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, selenium, and zinc did not appear to limit aquatic flora and fauna on a short-term, acute basis. Long-chronic elemental exposures may have been instrumental in retarding the recovery of all forms of aquatic life in the receiving system. Elemental concentrations (except for arsenic and selenium) in the receiving system were generally one to two orders of magnitude higher than the Water Quality Criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (1980) for protection of aquatic life for the minimum and 24-hour mean values. By 1978, when the new settling basin systems were operating effectively, invertebrate populations were largely recovered, and mosquito-fish populations recovered within one year afterward.

  4. Laser Wakefield Acceleration Driven by a CO2 Laser (STELLA-LW) - Final Report

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    Kimura, Wayne D

    2008-06-27

    The original goals of the Staged Electron Laser Acceleration – Laser Wakefield (STELLA-LW) program were to investigate two new methods for laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA). In pseudo-resonant LWFA (PR-LWFA), a laser pulse experiences nonlinear pulse steepening while traveling through the plasma. This steepening allows the laser pulse to generate wakefields even though the laser pulse length is too long for resonant LWFA to occur. For the conditions of this program, PR-LWFA requires a minimum laser peak power of 3 TW and a low plasma density (10^16 cm^-3). Seeded self-modulated LWFA (seeded SM-LWFA) combines LWFA with plasma wakefield acceleration (PWFA). An ultrashort (~100 fs) electron beam bunch acts as a seed in a plasma to form a wakefield via PWFA. This wakefield is subsequently amplified by the laser pulse through a self-modulated LWFA process. At least 1 TW laser power and, for a ~100-fs bunch, a plasma density ~10^17 cm^-3 are required. STELLA-LW was located on Beamline #1 at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Accelerator Test Facility (ATF). The ATF TW CO2 laser served as the driving laser beam for both methods. For PR-LWFA, a single bunch was to probe the wakefield produced by the laser beam. For seeded SM-LWFA, the ATF linac would produce two bunches, where the first would be the seed and the second would be the witness. A chicane would compress the first bunch to enable it to generate wakefields via PWFA. The plasma source was a short-length, gas-filled capillary discharge with the laser beam tightly focused in the center of the capillary, i.e., no laser guiding was used, in order to obtain the needed laser intensity. During the course of the program, several major changes had to be made. First, the ATF could not complete the upgrade of the CO2 laser to the 3 TW peak power needed for the PR-LWFA experiment. Therefore, the PR-LWFA experiment had to be abandoned leaving only the seeded SM-LWFA experiment. Second, the ATF discovered that the

  5. STELLA: A domain-specific embedded language for stencil codes on structured grids

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    Gysi, Tobias; Fuhrer, Oliver; Osuna, Carlos; Cumming, Benjamin; Schulthess, Thomas

    2014-05-01

    Adapting regional weather and climate models (RCMs) for hybrid many-core computing architectures is a formidable challenge. Achieving high performance on different supercomputing architectures while retaining a single source code are often perceived as contradicting goals. Typically, the numerical algorithms employed are tightly inter-twined with hardware dependent implementation choices and optimizations such as for example data-structures and loop order. While Fortran is currently the de-facto standard for programming RCMs, no single such standard for porting such models to graphics processing units (GPUs) has yet emerged. The approaches used can be grouped into three main categories: compiler directives (OpenACC, PGI compiler directives), custom programming languages (CUDA, OpenCL) and domain-specific libraries or languages. STELLA (STencil Loop LAnguage) is a domain-specific embedded language (DSEL) built using generic programming in C++ which is targeted at stencil codes on structured grids. It allows a high-level specification of the algorithm while separating hardware dependent implementation details into back-ends. Currently, a back-end for multi-core CPUs using the OpenMP programming model and a back-end for NVIDIA GPUs using the CUDA programming mode has been developed. We will present the domain-specific language and its features such as software managed caching. With the example of an implementation of the dynamical core of a RCM (COSMO) we will compare performance with respect to the original Fortran implementation both on both CPUs and GPUs. Finally, we will discuss advantages and disadvantages of our approach as compared to other approaches such as source-to-source translators.

  6. The Megalithic Complex of the ``Preta 'ru Mulacchio'' on the Monte della Stella

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    Polcaro, V. F.; Ienna, D.

    2009-08-01

    The Monte della Stella is a 1131~m high mountain, belonging to the range separating the Alento Valley from the Tyrrhenian Sea, south of the city of Agropoli in Italy. At 1030~m over the sea-level, a large, isolated outcrop of the bedrock is present. This rock is well known to local people and called the ``Preta 'ru Mulacchio'', expression meaning in the local dialect ``The Bastard Child Rock''. The ``Preta'' is basically composed by three rocks that were originated along of natural reasons from a single block of arenite in its upper part and of a rough conglomerate in the lower one: between the three rocks, two galleries (thereafter F and G) were thus formed. However, it is easy to see that the ``Preta'' was deeply modified by human intervention: large stones were wedged in exact position between the three original blocks or positioned as a cover. We found that F gallery has an astronomical azimuth of 359 deg and G gallery of 240 deg. Inside the measurement precision (1 deg), the galleries are thus respectively oriented to the meridian and to the sunset of the winter solstice. Furthermore, modern folklore associated to the rock seems to remind very ancient fertility rites. From a statistical analysis of the alignments and an archaeological study of the complex, we conclude that ``Preta 'ru Mulacchio'' is most probably a monument, dated to an epoch presently unknown but possibly preceding the Greek colonization of Cilento, built in order to determine with a high precision the winter solstice because of cerimonial reasons, probably connected with fertility rites.

  7. Laser Wakefield Acceleration Driven by a CO2 Laser (STELLA-LW) - Final Report

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    Kimura, Wayne D

    2008-06-27

    The original goals of the Staged Electron Laser Acceleration – Laser Wakefield (STELLA-LW) program were to investigate two new methods for laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA). In pseudo-resonant LWFA (PR-LWFA), a laser pulse experiences nonlinear pulse steepening while traveling through the plasma. This steepening allows the laser pulse to generate wakefields even though the laser pulse length is too long for resonant LWFA to occur. For the conditions of this program, PR-LWFA requires a minimum laser peak power of 3 TW and a low plasma density (10^16 cm^-3). Seeded self-modulated LWFA (seeded SM-LWFA) combines LWFA with plasma wakefield acceleration (PWFA). An ultrashort (~100 fs) electron beam bunch acts as a seed in a plasma to form a wakefield via PWFA. This wakefield is subsequently amplified by the laser pulse through a self-modulated LWFA process. At least 1 TW laser power and, for a ~100-fs bunch, a plasma density ~10^17 cm^-3 are required. STELLA-LW was located on Beamline #1 at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Accelerator Test Facility (ATF). The ATF TW CO2 laser served as the driving laser beam for both methods. For PR-LWFA, a single bunch was to probe the wakefield produced by the laser beam. For seeded SM-LWFA, the ATF linac would produce two bunches, where the first would be the seed and the second would be the witness. A chicane would compress the first bunch to enable it to generate wakefields via PWFA. The plasma source was a short-length, gas-filled capillary discharge with the laser beam tightly focused in the center of the capillary, i.e., no laser guiding was used, in order to obtain the needed laser intensity. During the course of the program, several major changes had to be made. First, the ATF could not complete the upgrade of the CO2 laser to the 3 TW peak power needed for the PR-LWFA experiment. Therefore, the PR-LWFA experiment had to be abandoned leaving only the seeded SM-LWFA experiment. Second, the ATF discovered that the

  8. Stella Luna 09秋冬鞋履发布 鞋子的情欲解放

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    Chris Zhang; TS

    2009-01-01

    <正>谁还敢说每天被我们踩在脚下的鞋子没有生命,没有语言,没有欲望?Stella Luna 09/10 Autumn Winter Collection新作发表会,让我们与自己的高跟鞋更亲近。这场选择在上海城市雕塑艺术中心上演的"鞋子盛会"让全场嘉宾与恋鞋分子,在此彻夜狂欢,与81双新鞋交流。

  9. O jornal Stella d’Italia e a defesa da escola étnica italiana (1902-1904 - Stella d’Italia newspaper and the defense of ethnic italian school (1902-1904

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa dois elementos recorrentes nas edições dos três primeiros anos do jornal porto-alegrense Stella d’Italia (1902-1904, editado em italiano, a saber: o descontentamento com relação ao estado em que se encontrava a instrução entre os italianos e ítalos-brasileiros em Porto Alegre e a polêmica com o cônsul italiano Enrico Ciapelli, que resultou na suspensão do envio de material às escolas italianas, mantidas pelas sociedades italianas apoiadoras do jornal. A polêmica, não relatada nos relatórios oficiais do cônsul, teve como elemento detonador a acusação, sustentada pelo editor do jornal, de que o cônsul pouco se interessava pela escola italiana e pelos compatriotas. Considerando-se a escassa literatura sobre as escolas étnicas italianas de Porto Alegre, o jornal Stella d’Italia tem particular importância pelo destaque frequente à temática da educação e pela marcante opinião e zelo do editor, Adelchi Colnaghi, pela escola étnica italiana. Os apelos e considerações de Colnaghi na defesa da escola italiana, seu diagnóstico sobre as dificuldades da mesma, bem como o estado da educação entre os italianos em Porto Alegre foi reiterado, muitas vezes, nas páginas do jornal. Colnaghi estava convencido da importância da escola italiana, mas na perspectiva do jornal pouco se fez pela mesma e, às vezes, se fez contra.Palavras-chave: Stella d’Italia, Adelchi Colnaghi, Enrico Ciapelli, escolas étnicas italianas. STELLA D’ITALIA NEWSPAPER AND THE DEFENSE  OF ETHNIC ITALIAN SCHOOL (1902-1904AbstractThis article analyses two recurrent elements on the three first-year issues (1902-1904 of Stella d’Italia, a Porto Alegre’s newspaper edited in italian, specifically the dissatisfaction with the condition of the Italian education in Porto Alegre, and the fuss involving the Italian consul Enrico Ciapelli, which resulted in the interruption of school materials being delivered to italian schools kept by the

  10. A STELLA Model to Estimate Water and Nitrogen Dynamics in a Short-Rotation Woody Crop Plantation.

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    Ouyang, Ying; Zhang, Jiaen; Leininger, Theodor D; Frey, Brent R

    2015-01-01

    Although short-rotation woody crop biomass production technology has demonstrated a promising potential to supply feedstocks for bioenergy production, the water and nutrient processes in the woody crop planation ecosystem are poorly understood. In this study, a computer model was developed to estimate the dynamics of water and nitrogen (N) species (e.g., NH-N, NO-N, particulate organic N, and soluble organic N [SON]) in a woody crop plantation using STELLA (tructural hinking and xperiential earning aboratory with nimation) software. A scenario was performed to estimate diurnal and monthly water and N variations of a 1-ha mature cottonwood plantation over a 1-yr simulation period. A typical monthly variation pattern was found for soil water evaporation, leaf water transpiration, and root water uptake, with an increase from winter to summer and a decrease from summer to the following winter. Simulations further revealed that the rate of soil water evaporation was one order of magnitude lower than that of leaf water transpiration. In most cases, the relative monthly water loss rates could be expressed as evapotranspiration > root uptake > percolation > runoff. Leaching of NO-N and SON depended not only on soil N content but also on rainfall rate and duration. Leaching of NO-N from the cottonwood plantation was about two times higher than that of SON. The relative monthly rate of N leaching was NO-N > SON > NH-N. This study suggests that the STELLA model developed is a useful tool for estimating water and N dynamics from a woody crop plantation.

  11. An archaeological data assessment of Persian ethnicity in LydiaLydia’da Pers etnisitesine ait arkeolojik bir veri değerlendirmesi

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    Hatice Kalkan

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The present paper assesses the terracotta sarcophagus and its associated context discovered in Ödemiş/Yeniceköy in the Lydian region.This paper questions what these group of findings, including two lekythoi and one bronze Achaemenid bowl as burial gifts, mean in terms of the presence of a Persian ethnicity in the region which is a relatively late discovery. Likewise, Achaemenid bowls had been found among the funerary gifts beside a similar sarcophagus during the Beydağ tumulus excavations held in 2014 by the Ödemiş Museum Directorate, a discovery which made it necessary to investigate the possibility of an Anahita-related tradition of the burial cult  in this site. A similar discovery was made in the excavations of Mount Nif, with this very type of bowl being unearthed in the contexts together with the burials, which provides support to our hypothesis. This hypothesis about the Persian ethnicity that was already present during the Hellenistic and Roman periods is not only based on evidence from the inscriptions, coins, and ancient sources, but now it can also be traced in terms of material culture thanks to the new evidence in question, which is also important in revealing the Persian influence upon burial traditions. The popularity of the Anahita cult that survived from the Achaemenid period well into the Roman era created an impact influencing not only “Lydian Iranians” but also the entire local and Roman population. However, the presence of Persian population here has largely to do with the Anahita cult and its practices. Therefore, occasional retrieval of philalai, i.e. the most commonly-known cultic form of Achaemenid culture, together with burials should be considered as strong archaeological data in ascertaining particularly the Persian ethnicity during the Hellenistic Period. ÖzetMakalede Lydia Bölgesi’nde, Ödemiş Yeniceköy’de ele geçen pişmiş toprak lahit  ve beraberindeki kontekst buluntular de

  12. Hommage à Gilles Chomer : L’Enfant Jésus retrouvé au Temple, un nouveau Stella dans les Pyrénées

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Figure 1Jacques Stella, L’Enfant Jésus retrouvé au Temple, Saint–Béat, trésor de l’église (dépôt de la municipalité de FosPhot. André Mielniczek © Ministère de la culture, DRAC Midi–Pyrénées, 2000La redécouverte de cette toile séduisante, mise en dépôt dans le trésor de l’église de Saint–Béat (Haute–Garonne par la municipalité de Fos, ajoute une nouvelle version à un groupe de peintures dérivant toutes du chef-d'œuvre de Jacques Stella (1596–1657, peint vers 1642 pour le noviciat des jésui...

  13. The Self-Calibration Test of flowmeter installed in STELLA(Sodium Integral Effect Test Loop for Safety Simulation and Assessment) facility

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    Jung, Minhwan; Jeong, Ji-Young [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-10-15

    The objective of this study is to describe the procedure of the self-calibration test for the flowmeters and to analyze the result of the test. In this work, the test procedure of the self-calibration of two flowmeters (FT-101, FT-102) installed in STELLA facility was described and the test result was analyzed. In regard to the long-term SFR development plan, a large-scale sodium thermal-hydraulic test project is being progressed by KAERI. This project is called STELLA (Sodium Integral Effect Test Loop for Safety Simulation and Assessment), and it is proceeding by adopting the QA (Quality Assurance) program. Due to the specificity of an experiment using sodium(Na) categorized as Class 3(pyrophoric material and water-prohibiting substance) by the Safety Control of Dangerous Substances Act, it is necessary to apply QA in consideration of the sodium experiment environment in certain parts. The one of them is about calibration of measuring instrument such as a flowmeter, thermocouple and pressure gauge. It is described in the QAP (Quality Assurance Procedures) of KAERI that calibration work should be conducted in accordance with self-calibration procedures in a special case where conventional calibration is not practicable. The calibration of two flowmeters (FT-101, FT-102) installed in STELLA facility is the typical example. As a result of test, it was confirmed that the flowmeters meet the pass criterion. Therefore, it was concluded that the flowmeters maintain instrument capacity a year ago.

  14. Donato GIANNOTTI, On the Florentine Republic, edited by Théa STELLA PICQUET, Rome, Aracne, 2011

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    Lucien FAGGION

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Précédée d’une introduction historique, riche et détaillée,consacrée à l’Italie au temps de la Renaissance (pp. I-LVI, l’édition du traité du Florentin Donato Giannotti (1492-1573,intitulé Della Repubblica fiorentina, composé de quatre livres, est proposée par Théa Stella Picquet, un texte d’une valeurinestimable fondé sur le manuscrit autographe (le code 230, Magliabechiano, classe XXX, qui constitue la dernière volontéde l’auteur florentin, un anti-médicéen déclaré qui passa la plus grande partie de son existence à Rome, auprès de ses protecteurs,d’abord du cardinal florentin Niccolò Ridolfi et, à la mort de celui-ci en février 1550, de François de Tournon, également cardinal.

  15. Effect of pulsed electric fields on the flavour profile of red-fleshed sweet cherries (Prunus avium var. Stella).

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    Sotelo, Kristine Ann Gualberto; Hamid, Nazimah; Oey, Indrawati; Gutierrez-Maddox, Noemi; Ma, Qianli; Leong, Sze Ying

    2015-03-23

    The aim of this research was to study the effect of pulsed electric fields (PEF) on the flavour profile of red-fleshed sweet cherries (Prunus avium variety Stella). The cherry samples were treated at a constant pulse frequency of 100 Hz, a constant pulse width of 20 μs, different electric field strengths between 0.3 and 2.5 kV/cm and specific energy ranging from 31 to 55 kJ/kg. Volatile compounds of samples were analysed using an automated headspace solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME) method coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A total of 33 volatile compounds were identified with benzaldehyde, hexanal, (E)-2-hexenal, (Z)-2-hexen-1-ol, and benzyl alcohol being the predominant volatiles in different PEF-treated samples. Aldehydes namely butanal, octanal, 2-octenal, and nonanal, and (Z)-2-hexen-1-ol increased significantly 24 h after PEF treatment at electric field strengths of more than 1.0 kV/cm. Samples incubated for 24 h after PEF treatment (S3) generated higher concentrations of volatiles than samples immediately after PEF treatments (S2). Quantitative results revealed that more flavour volatiles were released and associated with S3 samples after 24 h storage and S2 samples immediately after PEF both with the highest electric field intensities. Interestingly, this study found that the PEF treatments at the applied electric field strength and energy did not result in releasing/producing undesirable flavour compounds.

  16. STELLA software as a tool for modelling phosphorus removal in a constructed wetland employing dewatered alum sludge as main substrate.

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    Kumar, J L G; Wang, Z Y; Zhao, Y Q; Babatunde, A O; Zhao, X H; Jørgensen, S E

    2011-01-01

    A dynamic simulation model was developed for the removal of soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) from the vertical flow constructed wetlands (VFCW) using a dynamic software program called STELLA (structural thinking, experiential learning laboratory with animation) 9.1.3 to aid in simulating the environmental nature and succession of relationship between interdependent components and processes in the VFCW system. In particular, the VFCW employed dewatered alum sludge as its main substrate to enhance phosphorus (P) immobilization. Although computer modelling of P in treatment wetland has been well studied especially in recent years, there is still a need to develop simple and realistic models that can be used for investigating the dynamics of SRP in VFCWs. The state variables included in the model are dissolved phosphorus (DISP), plant phosphorus (PLAP), detritus phosphorus (DETP), plant biomass (PLBI) and adsorbed phosphorus (ADSP). The major P transformation processes considered in this study were adsorption, plant and microbial uptake and decomposition. The forcing functions which were considered in the model are temperature, radiation, volume of wastewater, P concentration, contact time, flow rate and the adsorbent (i.e., alum sludge). The model results revealed that up to 72% of the SRP can be removed through adsorption process whereas the uptake by plants is about 20% and the remaining processes such as microbial P utilization and decomposition, accounted for 7% SRP removal based on the mass balance calculations. The results obtained indicate that the model can be used to simulate outflow SRP concentration, and it can also be used to estimate the amount of P removed by individual processes in the VFCW using alum-sludge as a substrate.

  17. Effect of Pulsed Electric Fields on the Flavour Profile of Red-Fleshed Sweet Cherries (Prunus avium var. Stella

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    Kristine Ann Gualberto Sotelo

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to study the effect of pulsed electric fields (PEF on the flavour profile of red-fleshed sweet cherries (Prunus avium variety Stella. The cherry samples were treated at a constant pulse frequency of 100 Hz, a constant pulse width of 20 μs, different electric field strengths between 0.3 and 2.5 kV/cm and specific energy ranging from 31 to 55 kJ/kg. Volatile compounds of samples were analysed using an automated headspace solid phase microextraction (HS–SPME method coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC–MS. A total of 33 volatile compounds were identified with benzaldehyde, hexanal, (E-2-hexenal, (Z-2-hexen-1-ol, and benzyl alcohol being the predominant volatiles in different PEF-treated samples. Aldehydes namely butanal, octanal, 2-octenal, and nonanal, and (Z-2-hexen-1-ol increased significantly 24 h after PEF treatment at electric field strengths of more than 1.0 kV/cm. Samples incubated for 24 h after PEF treatment (S3 generated higher concentrations of volatiles than samples immediately after PEF treatments (S2. Quantitative results revealed that more flavour volatiles were released and associated with S3 samples after 24 h storage and S2 samples immediately after PEF both with the highest electric field intensities. Interestingly, this study found that the PEF treatments at the applied electric field strength and energy did not result in releasing/producing undesirable flavour compounds.

  18. 品牌营销何以实现受众精确对接“Stella Luna+百度TV=成功网络营销”的案例解剖

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    马涛

    2008-01-01

    Stella Luna品牌源于著名全球前十大制鞋公司Stella International LTD。该品牌自2006年3月正式抢滩上海后,采用精耕细作的市场培育方式,经营稳健,在消费者中沉淀了众多良好口碑。在新一轮全国登陆战中,该品牌力邀创意名家操刀,打造了一款名为“眼球捕手”

  19. An Application Example Analysis of Quality Assurance Program for STELLA(Sodium Integral Effect Test Loop for Safety Simulation and Assessment) Project

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    Jung, Minhwan; Gam, Dayoung; Eoh, Jae-Hyuk; Jeong, Ji-Young [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    KAERI has been conducting various basic R and D activities in the field of nuclear technology. In addition, KAERI is now participating in the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), preparing for the development of key technologies for Generation IV nuclear energy system, including Sodium cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) development. All of the key technologies for SFR development need an appropriate level of QA activities to achieve the GIF safety and performance objectives. Therefore, QA activities have been conducted as an essential part of the national SFR project. As a result, QAM (Quality Assurance Manual) and QAP (Quality Assurance Procedures) have been developed for the SFR project, which are based on ASME NQA-1, KEPIC QAP and the GIF Quality Management System Guidelines. In this work, the introduction background and application examples of the QA program for the STELLA project were investigated. Application of the QA for the STELLA project has great significance because the QA has been mainly applied for the nuclear power plant area in operation, which helps ensure the reliability of the test data and completeness of the research performance. Nevertheless, developing more appropriate QA procedures remains a major task because some parts of them are not applicable to the Na-experiment.

  20. STELLA Experiment - Microbunch Diagnostic

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    He, P.; Liu, Y.; Cline, D. B.; Babzien, M.; Gallardo, J. C.; Kusche, K. P.; Pogorelsky, I. V.; Skaritka, J.; van Steenbergen, A.; Yakimenko, V.; Kimura, W. D.

    1998-07-01

    A microbunch diagnostic system is built at the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) of Brookhaven National Laboratory for monitoring microbunches (10-fs bunch length) produced by the Inverse Free Electron Laser accelerator in Staged Electron Laser Acceleration experiment. It is similar to one already demonstrated at the ATF. With greatly improved beam optics conditions higher order harmonic coherent transition radiation will be measurable to determine the microbunch length and shape.

  1. Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Transperitoneal Versus Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Aortic Lymphadenectomy for Surgical Staging of Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer: The STELLA Trial.

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    Díaz-Feijoo, Berta; Correa-Paris, Alejandro; Pérez-Benavente, Assumpció; Franco-Camps, Silvia; Sánchez-Iglesias, José Luis; Cabrera, Silvia; de la Torre, Javier; Centeno, Cristina; Puig, Oriol Puig; Gil-Ibañez, Blanca; Colas, Eva; Magrina, Javier; Gil-Moreno, Antonio

    2016-09-01

    There is an ongoing debate on which approach, transperitoneal or extraperitoneal, is superior for the performance of laparoscopic aortic lymphadenectomy (LPA-LND) for the surgical staging of gynecologic cancer. A prospective randomized trial (STELLA trial) was designed to compare the perioperative outcomes and node retrieval of extraperitoneal versus transperitoneal aortic lymphadenectomy by laparoscopy or robot-assisted laparoscopy. Patients with endometrial or ovarian carcinoma requiring aortic lymphadenectomy for surgical staging were randomized to an extraperitoneal or transperitoneal approach by laparoscopy or robot-assisted laparoscopy between June 2012 and July 2014. A total of 60 patients were entered into the study, 48 with endometrial cancer (80 %) and 12 with ovarian cancer (20 %). Thirty-one patients (51.6 %) were randomly assigned to the extraperitoneal group and 29 to the transperitoneal group (48.3 %). The means LPA-LND operating time was 90 min in both group (p = 0.343). The mean (range) blood loss was 105 (10-400) mL for extraperitoneal versus 100 (5-1000) mL for transperitoneal group (p = 0.541). There were no differences in the number of collected lymph nodes between the two groups [median (range) for extraperitoneal 12 (4-41) vs. 13 (4-29) for transperitoneal (p = 0.719)]. The extraperitoneal and transperitoneal approaches for laparoscopic and robotic aortic lymphadenectomy provide similar perioperative outcomes and nodal yields. The STELLA trial is registered at the US National Institutes of Health (ClinicalTrials.gov) #NCT01810874.

  2. Kasulikud raamatud lastega reisijatele / Lydia Aspen

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    Aspen, Lydia

    2009-01-01

    Tutvustus: London : laste reisijuht : suurlinna seiklused, mõistatused ja mängud. Tallinn : TEA Kirjastus, 2009 ; Pariis : laste reisijuht : suurlinna seiklused, mõistatused ja mängud. Tallinn : TEA Kirjastus, 2009

  3. Kasulikud raamatud lastega reisijatele / Lydia Aspen

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    Aspen, Lydia

    2009-01-01

    Tutvustus: London : laste reisijuht : suurlinna seiklused, mõistatused ja mängud. Tallinn : TEA Kirjastus, 2009 ; Pariis : laste reisijuht : suurlinna seiklused, mõistatused ja mängud. Tallinn : TEA Kirjastus, 2009

  4. CoRoT photometry and STELLA spectroscopy of an eccentric, eclipsing, and spotted HgMn binary with sub-synchronized rotation

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    Strassmeier, K. G.; Granzer, T.; Mallonn, M.; Weber, M.; Weingrill, J.

    2017-01-01

    Context. We report the discovery and analysis of very narrow transits in the eccentric spectroscopic binary HSS 348 (IC 4756). Aims: The aim is to characterize the full HSS 348 system. Methods: We obtained high-precision CoRoT photometry over two long runs and multi-epoch high-resolution échelle spectroscopy and imaging with STELLA. Standard radial-velocity extraction, spectrum synthesis, Fourier analysis, and light-curve inversions are applied to the data. Results: HSS 348 is found to be an eccentric (e = 0.18) double-lined spectroscopic binary with a period of 12.47 d in which at least the primary component is a peculiar B star of the HgMn class. The orbital elements are such that the system undergoes a grazing eclipse with the primary in front but no secondary eclipse. The out-of-eclipse light variations show four nearly equidistant but unequal minima stable in shape and amplitude throughout our observations. Their individual photometric periods are all harmonics of the same fundamental period which happens to agree with the transit period to within the errors. We interpret the fundamental period to be the rotation period of at least one if not both stars due to surface inhomogeneities. Due to the non-zero eccentricity of the orbit the two components are rotating sub-synchronously. Conclusions: It appears that HSS 348 is not a member of the IC 4756 cluster but a background B8+B8.5 binary system. Its sharp eclipses every 12.47 days just mimic a small-body transit but are in reality the grazing eclipses of a B-star binary and thus a classical false positive. The system seems to be pre-main sequence with the primary possibly just arrived on the ZAMS. The light curve with four unequal minima can be explained with four cool spots of different size equidistantly positioned in longitude. Our data do not allow to uniquely assign the spots to either of the two stars. The CoRoT space mission, launched on 2006 December 27, has been developed and is operated by CNES, with

  5. Treatment response to LPV/r-based HAART in HIV-infected patients aged >60 years - data from the STAR/STELLA cohorts

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    C Koegl

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose of the study: In Germany, older age is described as a risk factor for late presentation of HIV disease (defined as<200 CD4/μL or AIDS at diagnosis. We describe treatment outcomes with respect to age distribution at the time of antiretroviral therapy (ART initiation in the multicentre, observational, ongoing STAR and STELLA cohorts, which included patients (pts initiated on LPV/r-based ART. Methods: This analysis included ART-naïve HIV+ pts with a minimum of 48 weeks follow-up. Time to virologic response (defined as HIV1-RNA <50 c/mL and time to CD4 cell increase of at least 100/μL were calculated using Kaplan-Meier analyses. Virologic response rates at week 48 were evaluated using 2 approaches: i defining discontinuations for virologic or immunologic failure, side effects, noncompliance, or death as failures (ITT and ii as-treated (AT analysis excluding discontinuations for reasons other than virologic failure. Summary of results: 1011 ART-naïve pts were included (85% men; median age 43 years [y]. Baseline (BL characteristics and treatment response rates are shown in Table 1. The overall prevalence of advanced immunodeficiency with<200 CD4/μL at ART initiation was 48%:*Comparison across groups 64% in pts aged >60 y and 31%–49% in the younger age groups (see Table 1. Across age groups, 43%–60% of pts had pretreatment HIV1-RNA levels>100,000 c/mL. Median times to virologic response (Figure 1 and response rates at week 48 did not differ across age groups in either analysis, nor did immunologic outcomes. Median times to+100/μL CD4 increase were between 11.1 and 15.3 weeks. CD4 increase at week 48 was lower in pts >60 y compared to patients of younger age categories (165/μL vs 211/μL; P=ns. However, these differences between age groups did not reach statistical significance, even when stratified by baseline CD4 count

  6. 论STELLA软件在医学教育与研究领域中的应用%The Application of STELLA in the Field of Medical Education and Research

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    何建璋; 周毅; 杜守洪; 罗雪琼

    2013-01-01

    医学领域研究的是复杂动态系统,该类系统很多试验难以用常规方法实现。通过实例介绍了基于SD的建模仿真软件STELLA系统及其在医学教学和科研工作中的应用。利用STELLA系统动力学的方法来进行仿真研究可达到事半功倍的效果。%The medical field is a complex dynamic system, a lot of this kind of system test is difficult to use conventional methods. This article breaks down the modeling simulation software system-STELLA which is based on SD and its application in the medical teaching and research work, finally came to the conclusion that approach for studying the simulation conclusion with STELLA system can achieve twice the result with half the effort.

  7. Storylines of socio-economic and climatic drivers for land use and their hydrological impacts in alpine catchments - the STELLA project example

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    Strasser, Ulrich; Formayer, Herbert; Förster, Kristian; Marke, Thomas; Meißl, Gertraud; Schermer, Markus; Stotten, Friederike; Themessl, Matthias

    2016-04-01

    Future land use in Alpine catchments is controlled by the evolution of socio-economy and climate. Estimates of their coupled development should hence fulfill the principles of plausibility (be convincing) and consistency (be unambiguous). In the project STELLA, coupled future climate and land use scenarios are used as input in a hydrological modelling exercise with the physically-based, distributed water balance model WaSiM. The aim of the project is to quantify the effects of these two framing components on the future water cycle. The test site for the simulations is the catchment of the Brixentaler Ache in Tyrol/Austria (47.5°N, 322 km2). The so-called „storylines" of future coupled climate and forest/land use management, policy, social cooperation, tourism and economy have jointly been developed in an inter- and transdisciplinary assessment with local actors. The climate background is given by simulations for the A1B (temperature conditions like today in Merano/Italy, 46.7°N) and RCP 8.5 (temperature conditions like today in Bologna/Italy, 44.5°N) emission scenarios. These two climate scenarios were combined with three potential socio-economic developments („local"/„glocal"/ „superglobal"), each in a positive and in a negative specification. From these twelve storylines of coupled climate/land use future, a set of four storylines was selected to be used in transient hydrological modelling experiments. Historical simulations of the water balance for the test site reveal the pattern of land use being the most prominent factor for the spatial distribution of its components. A new prototype for a snow-canopy interaction simulation module provides explicit rates of intercepted and sublimated snow from the trees and stems of the different forest stands in the catchment. This new canopy module will be used to model the coupled climate/land use future storylines for the Brixental. The aim is to quantify the effects of climate change and land use on the water

  8. An archaeological data assessment of Persian ethnicity in Lydia

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    Hatice Kalkan,

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The present paper assesses the terracotta sarcophagus and its associated context discovered in Ödemiş/Yeniceköy in the Lydian region. This paper questions what these group of findings, including two lekythoi and one bronze Achaemenid bowl as burial gifts, mean in terms of the presence of a Persian ethnicity in the region which is a relatively late discovery. Likewise, Achaemenid bowls had been found among the funerary gifts beside a similar sarcophagus during the Beydağ tumulus excavations held in 2014 by the Ödemiş Museum Directorate, a discovery which made it necessary to investigate the possibility of an Anahita-related tradition of the burial cult in this site. A similar discovery was made in the excavations of Mount Nif, with this very type of bowl being unearthed in the contexts together with the burials, which provides support to our hypothesis. This hypothesis about the Persian ethnicity that was already present during the Hellenistic and Roman periods is not only based on evidence from the inscriptions, coins, and ancient sources, but now it can also be traced in terms of material culture thanks to the new evidence in question, which is also important in revealing the Persian influence upon burial traditions. The popularity of the Anahita cult that survived from the Achaemenid period well into the Roman era created an impact influencing not only “Lydian Iranians” but also the entire local and Roman population. However, the presence of Persian population here has largely to do with the Anahita cult and its practices. Therefore, occasional retrieval of philalai, i.e. the most commonly-known cultic form of Achaemenid culture, together with burials should be considered as strong archaeological data in ascertaining particularly the Persian ethnicity during the Hellenistic Period.

  9. FINAL MASTER PLAN FOR STELLA, MISSOURI

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    The application of sustainability to place is the outcome of responding to human needs and expectations within economic, social, and environmental constraints and desired performance of these systems. These constraints and performance requirements of these systems provides a way ...

  10. Stella Maris Nursing Home, Baylough, Athlone, Westmeath

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    Quinn, Edel Marie

    2013-01-01

    Chronic ulcers affect roughly 60,000 Irish people, at a total cost of €600,000,000, or €10,000 per patient annually. By virtue of their chronicity, these ulcers also contribute a significant burden to tertiary outpatient vascular clinics.

  11. Stella Maris Nursing Home, Baylough, Athlone, Westmeath.

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    Reid, Antoinette M

    2009-01-01

    The application of an acid digestion and subsequent solid-phase extraction (SPE) procedure were implemented as preliminary treatments prior to quantifying the levels of potentially endocrine disrupting metals (EDMs) in a variety of solid and liquid matrices. These included (solid) river sediment, leachate sediment and sewage sludge and also (liquid) river water, landfill leachate, concentrated leachate, sewage influent, and sewage effluent, sampled in the Irish Midlands. The total concentrations of cobalt (Co), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), and manganese (Mn), after extraction and preconcentration, were determined by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). Mercury (Hg) in sediment and sludge was determined using cold-vapour atomic fluorescence spectroscopy (AFS). For sewage sludge maximum values (mg\\/kg(dw)) of 4700 Ni, 1642 Mn, 100.0 Cd, 3400 Zn, 36.70 Co, 750.0 Pb, 485.8 Cr, and 1003 Cu were determined whilst in leachate sediment, maximum values (mg\\/kg(dw)) of 32.10 Ni, 815.0 Mn, 32.78 Cd, 230.3 Zn, 26.73 Co, 3525 Pb, 124.9 Cr, and 50.13 Cu were found. Over several months, the data showed elevated levels in sewage influents, effluents, and sludges compared to a battery of adjacent river water samples and corresponding sediments. There was a definite trend for target values for sediments to be exceeded, while intervention values were only exceeded for cadmium. Overall the pattern in terms of concentration was sewage > leachate > river matrices. A nonparametric assessment of the effect of sewage treatment method on median metal levels in sludge revealed statistically significant differences at the 95% level of confidence for Co, Cr, and Hg and at the 90% level of confidence for Cd.

  12. Simulation Modeling on the Macintosh using STELLA.

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    Costanza, Robert

    1987-01-01

    Describes a new software package for the Apple Macintosh computer which can be used to create elaborate simulation models in a fraction of the time usually required without using a programming language. Illustrates the use of the software which relates to water usage. (TW)

  13. 基于STELLA和气候变化情景的灌区农业供需水量模拟%Simulation of agricultural water supply and demand at irrigation district under climate change using STELLA

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    冯东溥; 魏晓妹; 降亚楠; 李萍

    2015-01-01

    Climate change has significant influences on irrigation water demand (IWD) and available irrigation water supply (IWS), which poses grave challenges to farmers and administrators of agriculture and water resources. Due to the complexity and uncertainties from climate, agriculture and water systems, only a few studies have combined these systems together, especially at irrigation district scale. Furthermore, most climate change scenarios (CCS) are continuous time series with uncertainties, meanwhile the corresponding CCS of the typical hydrological years are deficient. Thus it is difficult for the administrators from water sectors and agriculture to make positive responses to climate change. The object of the study was to provide an approach to estimate and assess the influences of climate change on IWS and IWD systems in irrigation district. The study area was a typical northern irrigation district of China, the Baojixia Irrigation District. The model considering IWD, IWS and CCS was developed using system dynamics software i.e. structure thinking experimental learning laboratory with animation (STELLA). There were four function modules:IWDM, IWSM, CCSM and WSDBI. CCSM included the reference crop evapotranspiration (ET0) and the climate factors of future typical hydrological years. Climate factors (i.e. precipitation, air temperature, wind speed, relative humidity and sunshine duration) were predicted using historical data and hydrological frequency calculation principle of inconsistent series. ET0 was calculated by Penman-Monteith equation from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) based on the predicted climate factors. IWDM calculated the irrigation water demands of main crops (wheat, maize, cotton, cole and apple). Crop water requirement was calculated by a simple soil water balance model including effective precipitation, crop coefficient (Kc) and ET0. Net irrigation water demand (NIWD) was the sum of crop water requirements

  14. 黑人女性身份建构研究--以《斯苔拉如何回到最佳状态》为例%A Study on the Identity Construction of Black Women in Terry McMillan’s How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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    毛艳华

    2016-01-01

    With post-colonial feminism as the theoretical support, the paper has examined the problem of identity construction and the implications of body, gender labor difference and race in Terry McMillan’s novel How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Although they were living in the post-civil right movement age , women characters in her novels were still troubled by gender oppression and racial discrimination. Stella , as the representative of these women, dared to break the gender and race regulations and construct her identity as a black woman, which clearly demonstrated McMillan’s consideration of problem of identity construction.%文章运用后殖民女性主义理论,考察当代美国黑人女性作家麦克米兰的小说《斯苔拉如何回到最佳状态》中的女性身份建构问题及其所蕴涵的身体、劳动性别分工和种族观念。麦克米兰的作品关注当代美国黑人女性的生存状况,其笔下的女性人物尽管生活在后民权主义时代,但仍然会遭遇性别、种族甚至阶级等方面的歧视与压迫。斯苔拉作为这些女性的典型代表,勇于挑战性别规范、冲破劳动分工观念束缚,以开放、自主的心态积极建构自我身份,彰显了作者关于女性身份问题所作的时代思考。

  15. Correlation Study between Bud Length and Gametophyte Development Stage in Daylily (Hemerocallis hybridus cv. 'Stella de oro')%大花萱草'金娃娃'雌雄蕊发育进程及其与花蕾长度的相关性研究

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    崔贵梅; 杨丽莉; 孙毅; 张彦芹

    2008-01-01

    采用石蜡切片法对大花萱草'金娃娃'(Hemerocallis hybridus cv.'Stella de oro')不同花蕾长度时雌雄蕊的形态及其发育时期进行观察,以探讨花营长度与雌雄蕊发育进程的相关性.结果显示:(1)'金娃娃'雄蕊发育正常,小孢子发生及雄配子体的发育过程与常见单子叶植物类似,成熟花粉属二胞型;雌蕊子房具多胚珠,但各胚珠中雌配子体发育进程不同步,出现大量无胚囊或胚囊内核发育紊乱、解体的现象而导致雌配子体发育不正常,大田结实率不到5%且种子干瘪不能发芽.(2)'金娃娃'花蕾长度与花粉发育时期具有相关性,为花蕾长度作为组织培养外植体取材外形标准提供丁植物胚胎学依据.

  16. Mu isamaa on minu arm : [luuletused] / Lydia Koidula ; [Impressioonid]: Viiu Härm

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    Koidula, Lydia, pseud., 1843-1886

    2004-01-01

    Sisu: Mu isamaa on minu arm! ; Eestimaa ; Eestimaa, su hiilgav rada ; Õpetus ; Veel! ; Ülesse unest! ; Ta aina sirgub usalduse rinnal ; Igatsus ; Isamaast ikka! ; Õige! ; Halasta! ; Teretus ; See on su isamaa! ; Üks ; Kaebus ; Kallim kingitus ; Eesti naine ; Kodu ; Miks sa nutad? ; Jutt ; Puhtad pihud ; Mul seisab meeles alati ; Ei jäänud ; Üht eesti laulu ; Mu isamaa, nad olid matnud ; Üksmeel ; Neid austa! ; Emajõe kaldal ; Eesti kotkas ; Sind surmani ; Tulge! ; Eesti muld ja eesti süda ; Sinu külge! ; Isamaa, usk, rahvas! ; Laulu sisu ; Tule! ; Teretus ; Jälle isamaa! ; Mõtted Toomemäel ; Ära looda, et sind usun ; Pühapäeva kellad ; Kosjakased ; Kaks selget silma ; Kõik muutunud ; Kase varjul kogemata ; Laulupisarad ; Kui ta teaks ; Kui vähe! ; Kadunud ; Laulu allikas ; Kaljukiri ; Näed kõrgeid pilvi - ; Ööbik ; Pikalt kiigub paadike ; Tee lahti! ; Aeg ; Ilu ; Noormehe igatsus ; Kolm sõna ; Hoia oma õnne! ; Kui sa kuulsid ; Igatsus ; Haual ; Kurtes ; Neiu kanga juures ; Hällilaul ; Õnn ; Südame põhjas ; Ülejäänud ; Puhkama ; Õhtul ; Lootus ; Lähedal ; Ema süda ; Saeveski ; Sügisemõtteid ; Kasepuu ; Kevade on sala tulnud ; Kuu ja künnilind ; Linnu lennul ; Ööbik ; Õhtu rahu ; Kuningas kevade ; Tühi pesa ; Järv ; Täis laulu ; Õhtu pühitsus ; Rüütli mõrsja ; Narva neitsi ; Akadeemik dr. F. J. Wiedemann'ile ; Sõber ; Palu andeks! ; Kuningatel kümme kinki ; Tasa, tasa! ; Küsimused ; Mälestus ; Koidula õnn ; Ümber ühe ilmakera; Ise ; Enne surma Eestimaale

  17. Rodnoi dom : [luuletused] / Lydia Koidula ; lühibiograafia: S. S. [Svetlan Semenenko

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    Koidula, Lydia, pseud., 1843-1886

    1999-01-01

    Sisu: Rodnoi dom ; Serdtse materi / tlk. Vs. Rozhdestvenski ; Ossennije dumõ / per. M. Zamahhovskaja ; Pesn Estonii / tlk. Nora Javorskaja ; Moja Estonija - moja ljubov / tlk. Bronislav Kezhun ; Vot rodina tvoja / tlk. Pavel Zheleznov ; Dolg pesni / tlk. Nora Javorskaja ; Predsmertnoje slovo - Estonii / tlk. P. Zheleznov. Orig.: Kodu : "Meil aia-äärne tänavas..." ; Emasüda ; Sügisemõtted ; Eesti laul [et kõla sa...] ; Mu isamaa on minu arm ; See on su isamaa! ; Laulu kohus ; Enne surma Eestimaale

  18. Mu isamaa on minu arm : [luuletused] / Lydia Koidula ; [Impressioonid]: Viiu Härm

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    Koidula, Lydia, pseud., 1843-1886

    2004-01-01

    Sisu: Mu isamaa on minu arm! ; Eestimaa ; Eestimaa, su hiilgav rada ; Õpetus ; Veel! ; Ülesse unest! ; Ta aina sirgub usalduse rinnal ; Igatsus ; Isamaast ikka! ; Õige! ; Halasta! ; Teretus ; See on su isamaa! ; Üks ; Kaebus ; Kallim kingitus ; Eesti naine ; Kodu ; Miks sa nutad? ; Jutt ; Puhtad pihud ; Mul seisab meeles alati ; Ei jäänud ; Üht eesti laulu ; Mu isamaa, nad olid matnud ; Üksmeel ; Neid austa! ; Emajõe kaldal ; Eesti kotkas ; Sind surmani ; Tulge! ; Eesti muld ja eesti süda ; Sinu külge! ; Isamaa, usk, rahvas! ; Laulu sisu ; Tule! ; Teretus ; Jälle isamaa! ; Mõtted Toomemäel ; Ära looda, et sind usun ; Pühapäeva kellad ; Kosjakased ; Kaks selget silma ; Kõik muutunud ; Kase varjul kogemata ; Laulupisarad ; Kui ta teaks ; Kui vähe! ; Kadunud ; Laulu allikas ; Kaljukiri ; Näed kõrgeid pilvi - ; Ööbik ; Pikalt kiigub paadike ; Tee lahti! ; Aeg ; Ilu ; Noormehe igatsus ; Kolm sõna ; Hoia oma õnne! ; Kui sa kuulsid ; Igatsus ; Haual ; Kurtes ; Neiu kanga juures ; Hällilaul ; Õnn ; Südame põhjas ; Ülejäänud ; Puhkama ; Õhtul ; Lootus ; Lähedal ; Ema süda ; Saeveski ; Sügisemõtteid ; Kasepuu ; Kevade on sala tulnud ; Kuu ja künnilind ; Linnu lennul ; Ööbik ; Õhtu rahu ; Kuningas kevade ; Tühi pesa ; Järv ; Täis laulu ; Õhtu pühitsus ; Rüütli mõrsja ; Narva neitsi ; Akadeemik dr. F. J. Wiedemann'ile ; Sõber ; Palu andeks! ; Kuningatel kümme kinki ; Tasa, tasa! ; Küsimused ; Mälestus ; Koidula õnn ; Ümber ühe ilmakera; Ise ; Enne surma Eestimaale

  19. Defragged Binary I Ching Genetic Code Chromosomes Compared to Nirenberg's and Transformed into Rotating 2D Circles and Squares and into a 3D 100% Symmetrical Tetrahedron Coupled to a Functional One to Discern Start From Non-Start Methionines through a Stella Octangula.

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    Castro-Chavez, Fernando

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Three binary representations of the genetic code according to the ancient I Ching of Fu-Xi will be presented, depending on their defragging capabilities by pairing based on three biochemical properties of the nucleic acids: H-bonds, Purine/Pyrimidine rings, and the Keto-enol/Amino-imino tautomerism, yielding the last pair a 32/32 single-strand self-annealed genetic code and I Ching tables. METHODS: Our working tool is the ancient binary I Ching's resulting genetic code chromosomes defragged by vertical and by horizontal pairing, reverse engineered into non-binaries of 2D rotating 4×4×4 circles and 8×8 squares and into one 3D 100% symmetrical 16×4 tetrahedron coupled to a functional tetrahedron with apical signaling and central hydrophobicity (codon formula: 4[1(1)+1(3)+1(4)+4(2)]; 5:5, 6:6 in man) forming a stella octangula, and compared to Nirenberg's 16×4 codon table (1965) pairing the first two nucleotides of the 64 codons in axis y. RESULTS: One horizontal and one vertical defragging had the start Met at the center. Two, both horizontal and vertical pairings produced two pairs of 2×8×4 genetic code chromosomes naturally arranged (M and I), rearranged by semi-introversion of central purines or pyrimidines (M' and I') and by clustering hydrophobic amino acids; their quasi-identity was disrupted by amino acids with odd codons (Met and Tyr pairing to Ile and TGA Stop); in all instances, the 64-grid 90° rotational ability was restored. CONCLUSIONS: We defragged three I Ching representations of the genetic code while emphasizing Nirenberg's historical finding. The synthetic genetic code chromosomes obtained reflect the protective strategy of enzymes with a similar function, having both humans and mammals a biased G-C dominance of three H-bonds in the third nucleotide of their most used codons per amino acid, as seen in one chromosome of the i, M and M' genetic codes, while a two H-bond A-T dominance was found in their complementary chromosome, as

  20. Defragged Binary I Ching Genetic Code Chromosomes Compared to Nirenberg’s and Transformed into Rotating 2D Circles and Squares and into a 3D 100% Symmetrical Tetrahedron Coupled to a Functional One to Discern Start From Non-Start Methionines through a Stella Octangula

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    Castro-Chavez, Fernando

    2012-01-01

    Background Three binary representations of the genetic code according to the ancient I Ching of Fu-Xi will be presented, depending on their defragging capabilities by pairing based on three biochemical properties of the nucleic acids: H-bonds, Purine/Pyrimidine rings, and the Keto-enol/Amino-imino tautomerism, yielding the last pair a 32/32 single-strand self-annealed genetic code and I Ching tables. Methods Our working tool is the ancient binary I Ching's resulting genetic code chromosomes defragged by vertical and by horizontal pairing, reverse engineered into non-binaries of 2D rotating 4×4×4 circles and 8×8 squares and into one 3D 100% symmetrical 16×4 tetrahedron coupled to a functional tetrahedron with apical signaling and central hydrophobicity (codon formula: 4[1(1)+1(3)+1(4)+4(2)]; 5:5, 6:6 in man) forming a stella octangula, and compared to Nirenberg's 16×4 codon table (1965) pairing the first two nucleotides of the 64 codons in axis y. Results One horizontal and one vertical defragging had the start Met at the center. Two, both horizontal and vertical pairings produced two pairs of 2×8×4 genetic code chromosomes naturally arranged (M and I), rearranged by semi-introversion of central purines or pyrimidines (M' and I') and by clustering hydrophobic amino acids; their quasi-identity was disrupted by amino acids with odd codons (Met and Tyr pairing to Ile and TGA Stop); in all instances, the 64-grid 90° rotational ability was restored. Conclusions We defragged three I Ching representations of the genetic code while emphasizing Nirenberg's historical finding. The synthetic genetic code chromosomes obtained reflect the protective strategy of enzymes with a similar function, having both humans and mammals a biased G-C dominance of three H-bonds in the third nucleotide of their most used codons per amino acid, as seen in one chromosome of the i, M and M' genetic codes, while a two H-bond A-T dominance was found in their complementary chromosome, as seen

  1. I skæret fra Stella Nova

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    Nørgaard-Nielsen, Hans Ulrik; Brandt, Søren Kristian

    2009-01-01

    Tyske og japanske astronomer har for nylig observeret reflekteret lys fra den supernova, som Tycho Brahe observerede i 1572. Observationerne åbner et fascinerende vindue til fortiden, og minder os om, hvorfor 2009 er internationalt astronomi-år.......Tyske og japanske astronomer har for nylig observeret reflekteret lys fra den supernova, som Tycho Brahe observerede i 1572. Observationerne åbner et fascinerende vindue til fortiden, og minder os om, hvorfor 2009 er internationalt astronomi-år....

  2. V prostranstve mezhdu soboi i personazhem / Stella Saltõkova

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    Saltõkova, Stella

    2006-01-01

    16. juunil. andis Tallinnas Vene Kultuurikeskuses külalisetendusi Georgi Tovstonogovi nim. Suur Draamateater. Mängiti Ronald Harwoodi "Kvartetti", osalesid vene näitlejad Alissa Freindlihh, Kirill Lavrov, Oleg Basilashvili ja Zinaida Sharko

  3. V prostranstve mezhdu soboi i personazhem / Stella Saltõkova

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    Saltõkova, Stella

    2006-01-01

    16. juunil. andis Tallinnas Vene Kultuurikeskuses külalisetendusi Georgi Tovstonogovi nim. Suur Draamateater. Mängiti Ronald Harwoodi "Kvartetti", osalesid vene näitlejad Alissa Freindlihh, Kirill Lavrov, Oleg Basilashvili ja Zinaida Sharko

  4. Marko ja Maarja helistavad muusikat / Stella K. Wadowsky

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    Wadowsky, Stella K.

    2002-01-01

    2003.a. kevadel esietenduva R. Rodgersi muusikali "Helisev muusika" reklaamiva videoklipi filmimiseks sõitis eesti võttetrupp Austriasse, kaasas lavastaja Ivo Eensalu, režissöör Arko Okk ja peaosatäitjad Marko Matvere ja Maarja-Liis Ilus

  5. Luusermees kui meie aja kangelane / Stella Sägi

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    Sägi, Stella

    2005-01-01

    Arvustus: Espenberg, Urmas. Diskreetne passioon : filosoofiline reality-romaan elust banaanivabariigis. [Habaja (Harjumaa)] : Kentaur, 2003-2004 ; Remsu, Olev. Kalad kõnniteel ; Päästke mind, [palun, jumala eest, päästke : jutustused. Tallinn] : Wellesto, 2004

  6. La Stella di Betlemme in arte e scienza

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    Sigismondi, Costantino

    2014-05-01

    The star of Bethlehem has been represented in many artworks, starting from II century AD in Priscilla Catacumbs in Rome. The 14 pointed silver star of 1717 which is located in the place of birth of Jesus in Bethlehem remembers the numbers of generations 14 repeated three times since Abraham to Jesus in Matthew 1: 1-17. Finally the hypotehsis of Mira Ceti as star of Bethlehem is reviewed

  7. I skæret fra Stella Nova

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    Nørgaard-Nielsen, Hans Ulrik; Brandt, Søren Kristian

    2009-01-01

    Tyske og japanske astronomer har for nylig observeret reflekteret lys fra den supernova, som Tycho Brahe observerede i 1572. Observationerne åbner et fascinerende vindue til fortiden, og minder os om, hvorfor 2009 er internationalt astronomi-år.......Tyske og japanske astronomer har for nylig observeret reflekteret lys fra den supernova, som Tycho Brahe observerede i 1572. Observationerne åbner et fascinerende vindue til fortiden, og minder os om, hvorfor 2009 er internationalt astronomi-år....

  8. "Kelgukoer" Stella / Mari-Liis Lill ; intervjueerinud Harro Puusild

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    Lill, Mari-Liis, 1983-

    2008-01-01

    Näitleja oma tööst Kanal 2 kriminaalseriaalis "Kelgukoerad", samuti tööst Draamateatris. Lisatud Tiit Suka ja Toomas Kirsi kommentaarid. Sama ka Teleleht nr. 17, lk. 8-9 : ill. Viimases puudub T. Suka kommentaar

  9. 75 FR 26787 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions

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    2010-05-12

    ... Commercial Historic District, Roughly bounded by E and W Main, N and S Front Sts, W Vine, and SW Third Sts... County Lydia Plantation, 703 W Lydia Hwy (US HWY 15/SC HWY 34), Lydia, 10000299 VIRGINIA Campbell...

  10. DRAFT MASTER PLAN FOR STELLA, MISSOURI - 20 FEBRUARY 2007, 1900 HOURS

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    The application of sustainability to place is the outcome of responding to human needs and expectations within economic, social, and environmental constraints and desired performance of these systems. These constraints and performance requirements of these systems provides a way ...

  11. Working out what to wear in Papua New Guinea: the politics of fashion in Stella

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    Spark, Ceridwen

    2015-01-01

    .... Discussing the significance of what women wear through reference to anthropological insights about the relationship between clothing, gender, and status, I suggest that in PNG, clothing is a focal...

  12. Narrative strategies in Sir Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available In this article I suggest that historically lyric and narrative are not mutually exclusive categories. Focusing on the case of Sir Philip Sidney’s sonnet sequence, “Astrophil and Stella”, I argue that the fundamentally lyric form of the sonnet functions rhetorically and contextually in such a way as to invite narrative construal. I suggest that this is the norm in pre-Enlightenment poetic practice and theory, something which was perhaps occluded by the decline of interest in rhetoric.

  13. A STELLA model to estimate soil CO2 emissions from a short-rotation woody crop

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    Ying Ouyang; Theodor D. Leininger; Jeff Hatten; Prem B. Parajuli

    2012-01-01

    The potential for climatic factors as well as soil–plant–climate interactions to change as a result of rising levels of atmospheric CO2 concentration is an issue of increasing international environmental concern. Agricultural and forest practices and managements may be important contributors to mitigating elevated atmospheric CO2...

  14. A STELLA model to estimate water and nitrogen dynamics in a short-rotation woody crop plantation

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    Ying Ouyang; Jiaen Zhang; Theodor D. Leininger; Brent R. Frey

    2015-01-01

    Although short-rotation woody crop biomass production technology has demonstrated a promising potential to supply feedstocks for bioenergy production, the water and nutrient processes in the woody crop planation ecosystem are poorly understood. In this study, a computer model was developed to estimate the dynamics of water and nitrogen (N) species (e.g., NH4...

  15. Weizenbergi portreeskulptuurid tagasi Eestis

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    2006-01-01

    Soome Kirjanduse Selts annab Eesti Kunstimuuseumile eksponeerimiseks 123 aastat tagasi omandatud portreeskulptuurid neljast eesti kirjanikust: Lydia Koidula, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Anna Haava ja Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann

  16. Marion Melnik esineb jõulukavaga / Marion Melnik

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    2004-01-01

    Lauljast Marion Melnikust, tema esinemisest ETV 26. dets. saates "Jõuluvana kontsert". Saates esinevad ka Tallinna Poistekoor Lydia Rahula juhatamisel ja Tallinna Kammerorkester, solistid Marion Melnik ja Jorma Silvasti

  17. Uji Aktivitas Beberapa Konsentasi Ekstrak Daun dan Buah Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L.) Terhadap Ulat Tritip Plutella xyU>stella L. (Lepidoptera : Plutellidae) Di Laboratorium

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    2012-01-01

    This research is aim to to know activity from leaf extract and mengkudu fruit (M L citrifolia.) to tritip caterpillar ( P. xylostella L.). This Research is executed on Laboratory Pest Plant Faculty Of Agriculture University North Sumatra with height + 25 metre highland and was done on April - May 2005. This research use Factorial Complete Random Device with 2 Factor that is DB (Extract Leaf and Mengkudu fruit) and K ( Concentration). Consist with 6 treatment and 4 replicates. That is...

  18. Kunstnikud tõid rahva ette oma maailma / Helgi Kaldma

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    Viljandi kunstisaali 185. kunstinäituse "Silvia Väljal (80) Mulgimaalt, Arseni Mölder (90) Muhumaalt, Lydia Laas (100) Viljandimaalt" avamine. Kuraator Aate-Heli Õun. Arseni Mölder'i, Silvi Väljali ja Lydia Laasi töödest näitusel, kunstnikest

  19. BORTONI-Ricardo, Stella M. The urbanization of rural dialect speakers: a sociolinguistic study in Brazil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. 265p. BORTONI-Ricardo, Stella M. The urbanization of rural dialect speakers: a sociolinguistic study in Brazil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. 265p.

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    Maria Jandyra Cunha

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Quais são os principais fatores em ação na preservção das variedades linguisticas rurais e/ou não padrão no Brasil? Seria a sua manutenção simplesmente o resultado do analfabetismo ou da marginalização social ou geografica? Os dialetos retrocedem a medida que a população ganha acesso a educação formal? Até que ponto há uma ideologia de prestigio operando entre a chamada população marginal? Até que ponto a tendência homogeneizadora da sociedade urbana oscila entre duas forças contrarias: de um lado as pressões de uma padronização, de outro a manutengao das formas não-padrão como baluartes de identidades grupais?

  20. BORTONI-Ricardo, Stella M. The urbanization of rural dialect speakers: a sociolinguistic study in Brazil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. 265p. BORTONI-Ricardo, Stella M. The urbanization of rural dialect speakers: a sociolinguistic study in Brazil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. 265p.

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    Quais são os principais fatores em ação na preservção das variedades linguisticas rurais e/ou não padrão no Brasil? Seria a sua manutenção simplesmente o resultado do analfabetismo ou da marginalização social ou geografica? Os dialetos retrocedem a medida que a população ganha acesso a educação formal? Até que ponto há uma ideologia de prestigio operando entre a chamada população marginal? Até que ponto a tendência homogeneizadora da sociedade urbana oscila entre duas forças contrarias: de um...

  1. В преддверии темных ночей

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    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia tekstiilidisaini üliõpilaste töödest "Moonwalk" (autorid Stella Kalkun ja Luisa Aid), "RE:ME - remind me pillow" (autorid Heleri Alexandra Sits ja Signe Aasoja) ja "Volt" (autor Stella Kalkun)

  2. В преддверии темных ночей

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    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia tekstiilidisaini üliõpilaste töödest "Moonwalk" (autorid Stella Kalkun ja Luisa Aid), "RE:ME - remind me pillow" (autorid Heleri Alexandra Sits ja Signe Aasoja) ja "Volt" (autor Stella Kalkun)

  3. Mu süda on mägedes : [luuletused] / Robert Burns ; tlk. Ralf Parve, Ants Oras, Urmas Tõnisson, Kullo Vende, Mart Mäger, Georg Eduard Luiga, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Karl August Hermann, Johannes Vau, Lydia Koidula, Ado Grenzstein

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    Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

    2006-01-01

    Sisu: Mu süda on mägedes ; Hing mägises Shotis ; Mu isa oli farmer ; Künnipoiss ; Noor neiu vanal mehel ; Vana Rob Morris ; Meg veskilt ; Veski-Meg ; Willie pruulis õlut ; John Odratera ; Hägisele ; Shotlased, nüüd seiske kindlad! ; Invernessi neid ; Kuradi tants aktsiisiametnikuga ; Macphersoni hüvastijätt / tlk. Ralf Parve ; Macphersoni hüvastijätt / / tlk. Ants Oras ; Nii ja naa ; Hiirele ; Eleegia Peg Nicholsoni surma puhul ; Vaga Willie palve ; Epitaaf vagale Willièle ; Värsid poeet Fergussoni portree alla ; Lõikuskuu laul ; On kaldal kõrkjad reas ; Mu arm on nagu ruske roos ; Mu arm... ; Oo, mu arm on verev, verev roos ; Esimene suudlus lahkudes ; Mõte karmist saatusest ; Oh näeksin tühja nõmme peal ; Kui näeksin ; "Kui üksi olles näeksid, neid..." ; Käies pikas rohus ; Värsiread ; Mind naine tihti taob ; Rõõmus lesk ; Willie Wastleì naine ; Mul on naine ; John Anderson / tlk. Urmas Tõnisson ; Jaan Anderson / tlk. Karl August Hermann ; Sügiselaul ; Kündja ja lill ; Kodu ; Ometi ; Kõige kiuste ; Kui õis, mis õitseb heinamaal ; Põlev armastus ; Hans ja Krõõt : [luuletused]. Epigramme: Raamatukoi ; Impromptu ; Puudus. Ammustele aegadele : [luuletus]. Autori kohta eluloolisi andmeid lk. 179

  4. Mu süda on mägedes : [luuletused] / Robert Burns ; tlk. Ralf Parve, Ants Oras, Urmas Tõnisson, Kullo Vende, Mart Mäger, Georg Eduard Luiga, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Karl August Hermann, Johannes Vau, Lydia Koidula, Ado Grenzstein

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    Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

    2006-01-01

    Sisu: Mu süda on mägedes ; Hing mägises Shotis ; Mu isa oli farmer ; Künnipoiss ; Noor neiu vanal mehel ; Vana Rob Morris ; Meg veskilt ; Veski-Meg ; Willie pruulis õlut ; John Odratera ; Hägisele ; Shotlased, nüüd seiske kindlad! ; Invernessi neid ; Kuradi tants aktsiisiametnikuga ; Macphersoni hüvastijätt / tlk. Ralf Parve ; Macphersoni hüvastijätt / / tlk. Ants Oras ; Nii ja naa ; Hiirele ; Eleegia Peg Nicholsoni surma puhul ; Vaga Willie palve ; Epitaaf vagale Willièle ; Värsid poeet Fergussoni portree alla ; Lõikuskuu laul ; On kaldal kõrkjad reas ; Mu arm on nagu ruske roos ; Mu arm... ; Oo, mu arm on verev, verev roos ; Esimene suudlus lahkudes ; Mõte karmist saatusest ; Oh näeksin tühja nõmme peal ; Kui näeksin ; "Kui üksi olles näeksid, neid..." ; Käies pikas rohus ; Värsiread ; Mind naine tihti taob ; Rõõmus lesk ; Willie Wastleì naine ; Mul on naine ; John Anderson / tlk. Urmas Tõnisson ; Jaan Anderson / tlk. Karl August Hermann ; Sügiselaul ; Kündja ja lill ; Kodu ; Ometi ; Kõige kiuste ; Kui õis, mis õitseb heinamaal ; Põlev armastus ; Hans ja Krõõt : [luuletused]. Epigramme: Raamatukoi ; Impromptu ; Puudus. Ammustele aegadele : [luuletus]. Autori kohta eluloolisi andmeid lk. 179

  5. Kirjandusklassikute portreed taas kodumaal / Juta Kivimäe

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    Kivimäe, Juta, 1952-

    2006-01-01

    August Weizenbergi loodud eesti kirjanike Ferdinand Johann Wiedemanni, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwaldi, Anna Haava ja Lydia Koidula portreebüstide väljapanekust Kumu trepigaleriis. Pikemalt marmorbüstide modelleerimisest. Skulptuurid kuuluvad Soome Kirjanduse Seltsile

  6. Pallas näitab teed Tartu skulptuurile / Ahti Seppet

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    Seppet, Ahti, 1953-

    2006-01-01

    Näitus "Pallase skulptuur" Tartu Kunstimuuseumis. Eksponeeritakse Ferdi Sannamehe, Eduard Wiiralti, Johannes Hirve, August Vommi, Martin Saksa, Roman Timotheuse, Herman Halliste, Lydia Laasi, Alfred Leiuse, Enn Roosi jt. kunstnike töid

  7. Hughes, Twain, Child, and Sanger: Four Who Locked Horns with the Censors

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    Meltzer, Milton

    1969-01-01

    A look at the lives and conflicts of four writers--Langston Hughes, Mark Twain, Lydia Maria Child, and Margaret Sanger--who faced public criticism and censorship because oftheir views on controversial issues. (RM)

  8. Toompea Teataja : on's eestlane olla uhke ja hää? / Ralf R. Parve

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    Parve, Ralf R., 1946-2008

    1998-01-01

    Johann Voldemar Jannseni, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwaldi, Johann Mattias Eiseni, Lydia Koidula, Ado Reinvaldi, Jaan Bergmanni, Pedro Krusteni, Kersti Merilaasi, Friedebert Tuglase, Jakob Hurda ja Valmar Adamsi mõtteid

  9. Literature as a nation's emotional memory / Jüri Talvet

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    Talvet, Jüri, 1945-

    1998-01-01

    Bibliograafia, lk. 134-135. Autorist lk. 387. Juri Lotmani semiosfääri tõlgendamisest: "süntagmaatilised" struktuurid ja "perifeersed" kultuurid. Ka Friedebert Tuglase "Kalevipoja"-kriitikast ning Lydia Koidula ja Juhan Liivi luuletustest

  10. Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 48 / Robert Layton

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    Layton, Robert

    1991-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 48. Khachaturian, Violin Concerto in D minor, Lydia Mordkovitch (violin). Royal Scottish National Orchestra /Neeme Järvi". Chandos MC ABTD 1519; CD CHAN 8918 (53 minutes)

  11. 75 FR 67697 - Membership of the Performance Review Board

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    2010-11-03

    ... Pennett Joseph Angello Ronald Pontius Leigh Bradley Susan Yarwood David Fisher Joseph Bonnet III Dennis...Michael Lydia Moschkin Linda Oliver Thomas Milks Matice Wright Alan Shaffer Mark Easton Craig...

  12. Literature as a nation's emotional memory / Jüri Talvet

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    Talvet, Jüri, 1945-

    1998-01-01

    Bibliograafia, lk. 134-135. Autorist lk. 387. Juri Lotmani semiosfääri tõlgendamisest: "süntagmaatilised" struktuurid ja "perifeersed" kultuurid. Ka Friedebert Tuglase "Kalevipoja"-kriitikast ning Lydia Koidula ja Juhan Liivi luuletustest

  13. Iseseisvuse lubatavusest : Okasana Titova "Hamletis" ja Marina Kesleri "Libahundis" RO Estonias / Nele Suisalu

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    Suisalu, Nele

    2008-01-01

    Tantsuetendused "Hamlet" - lavastaja ja koreograaf Oksana Titova, muusika autor ja esitaja Taavi Kerkmäe ning "Libahunt" - lavastaja Marina Kesler, Lepo Sumera, Raimo Kangro, Arvo Pärdi ja Lydia Austeri muusikale. (2007. aasta 2. novembri etendusest)

  14. Demographic Variables as Determinants of Women's Participation in ...

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    Olaleye, Yemisi Lydia - Department of Social Work, University of Ibadan,. Ibadan, Nigeria ... child nutrition education impacted women participation and psychosocial development of mothers ... This may result in disability, disorder that makes.

  15. A two round debate

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    Donatella Persico

    1993-01-01

    Full Text Available Intervento “a piu’ voci” sulla definizione del concetto delle Tecnologie Didattiche. Contribuiscono Chris Bell (Inghilterra, Vittorio Midoro (Italia, Alistair Thomson (Scozia, Lydia Tornatore (Italia.

  16. Establecimiento de agendas en medios de comunicación: repercusiones del escándalo mediático Marín-Nacif-Cacho

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    Meyer Rodríguez, José Antonio

    2009-01-01

    This study examines one of the most important media scandals in the recent of Mexico, where the public agenda discussed the human rights violation at the journalist Lydia Cacho by the government of...

  17. Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 48 / Robert Layton

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    Layton, Robert

    1991-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 48. Khachaturian, Violin Concerto in D minor, Lydia Mordkovitch (violin). Royal Scottish National Orchestra /Neeme Järvi". Chandos MC ABTD 1519; CD CHAN 8918 (53 minutes)

  18. Real-world evidence for the safety of ipragliflozin in elderly Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (STELLA-ELDER): final results of a post-marketing surveillance study.

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    Yokote, Koutaro; Terauchi, Yasuo; Nakamura, Ichiro; Sugamori, Haruko

    2016-10-01

    To investigate the real-world safety of ipragliflozin in elderly Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Japanese patients (≥65 years old) who were first prescribed ipragliflozin within 3 months after its launch in April 2014 were registered in this post-marketing surveillance (PMS). Final data collection was in July 2015. Survey items included demographics, treatments, adverse drug reactions (ADRs), vital signs, and laboratory variables. The PMS included 8505 patients (4181 males/4324 females). The mean age and diabetes duration were 72.3 years and 10.6 years, respectively. In 84.3% of patients, ipragliflozin was prescribed at 50 mg/day, which was continued unchanged. Overall, 16.91% of patients experienced 1880 ADRs, and 165 ADRs were classified as serious in 127 patients (1.49%). ADRs of special interest included skin complications, volume depletion, polyuria/pollakiuria, genital infection, urinary tract infection, renal disorders, hypoglycemia, cerebrovascular disease, cardiovascular disease, malignant tumor, fracture, and ketone body-related events. This 1-year PMS revealed probable ADRs in elderly Japanese patients with T2DM prescribed ipragliflozin in real-world settings, with no new safety concerns. The risk factors for ADRs varied but could be rationalized. The results should help physicians to identify possible treatment-emergent ADRs in ipragliflozin-treated patients.

  19. Algumas possibilidades de utilização dos princípios de sistemas de Forrester em tópicos de Física, através da ferramenta de modelagem quantitativa Stella

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    2000-01-01

    Forrester, em 1971, lançou seus Princípios de Sistemas consolidando a utilização do computador na área de gerenciamento. Desde então, alguns pesquisadores têm tentado, com algum sucesso, trazer os Princípios de Sistemas para áreas como, por exemplo, Ecologia, Biologia, Química e Física. Esse artigo, baseado em material instrucional desenvolvido pelo projeto PROFECOMP-FURG e aplicado extensivamente a professores e alunos de nível universitário básico, propõe um possível modo de utilização d...

  20. Disease: H00067 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available of reactive oxygen species, reactive nitrogen species and mitochondrial dysfunction... G, Mangiameli A, Pennisi G, Stella AM, Butterfield DA Oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction

  1. CHARGE TO WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS - 11/16/06

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    The focus of this workshop will be developed a Master Revitalization Plan for the community of Stella, Missouri. Stella is anticipating growth pressure from Benton County, Arkansas. Although growth is desired to recreate a viable local economy and social programs, citizens are co...

  2. Selle kevade kunstiraamatud : ühele ajalugu, teisele avangard / Ants Juske

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    Juske, Ants, 1956-

    2009-01-01

    Raamatutest: Seest suurem kui väljast : ühe naiskunstniku lugu / koostanud ja kujundanud Mark Soosaar. Pärnu Uue Kunsti Muuseum, 2009 (pühendatud Mark Soosaare emale Lydia Nirk-Soosaarele); Luminoso / kujundanud Indrek Sirkel. 2009 (Raul Rajangu loomingust)

  3. Peterson pandi lõuendile / Aate-Heli Õun

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    Õun, Aate-Heli, 1940-

    2001-01-01

    31. märtsini Viljandi kunstisaalis avatud näitusel "Eesti arhitektuur ja tarbevara minevikust tulevikku" on vaadata ka Urve Sunny-Dzidzaria Johann Köleri Fondi 2001. aasta kunstnikupreemia pälvinud portreemaalide sari Johann Kölerist, Mart Saarest, Lydia Koidulast ja Kristjan Jaak Petersonist (viimase annetas kunstnik Johann Köleri Fondile)

  4. 75 FR 43141 - United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Vegetables

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    2010-07-23

    ... Internet via http://www.regulations.gov . Also, the identity of the individuals or entities submitting the... comments on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or to Lydia E. Berry, Inspection and Standardization... appear in the Code of Federal Regulations, but are maintained by AMS and are available on the Internet...

  5. Realismi amplituud 19. saj. teise poole baltisaksa portreemaalis / Mai Levin

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    Levin, Mai, 1942-

    Neljast olulisemast etapist 19. sajandi realismi arengus, pikemalt biidermeieri ajastust ja selle esindajatest kunstis, Gustav Adolf Hippiuse töödest, hilisrealismi mõjudest ning baltisaksa naiskunstnike Lydia von Ruckteschelli (1858-1936), Elsbeth Rudolffi (1861-1945), Julie Hagen-Schwarzi (1824-1902) loomingust ja Eestis olevatest töödest

  6. Akvarell, akvarell...

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    2004-01-01

    28. VIII Kastellaanimajas avatud akvarellinäitusel osalevad Sandra Jõgeva, Malle Leis, Mall Mets, Tiiu Pallo-Vaik, Mall Paris, Anatoli Strahhov, Vjatsheslav Semerikov, Toomas Rein, Mari Roosvalt ja Milvi Torim. Eesti Kunstimuuseumi kogudest on eksponeeritud Lydia Mei ja Paul Liivaku hilisjuugendlikus ja uusasjalikus stiilis 1930. aastate akvarelle

  7. Bakalaureused ja lavahundid / Mihkel Mutt

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    Mutt, Mihkel, 1953-

    1999-01-01

    Luigi Pirandello "Täna õhtul improviseerime", lavastaja Jaanus Rohumaa, kunstnik Mae Kivilo. Esitavad EMA Kõrgema Lavakunstikooli 19. lennu üliõpilased. Esietendus 11. dets. Tallinna Linnateatris. Lydia Koidula "Säärane Mulk ehk Sada tangu", lavastaja Urmas Lennuk(EMA Kõrgema Lavakunstikooli bakalaureusetöö), kunstnik Anna-Liisa Pärt. Esietendus 5. dets Vanalinnastuudios

  8. Stravinsky: Symphonies, Concertos, Ballets and other works / David S. Gutman

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    Gutman, David S.

    1994-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Stravinsky: Symphonies, Concertos, Ballets and other works. Gabriele Schnaut (sop), Peter Svensson (ten), Franz Grundheber (bar), Günther von Kannen (bass), Jean Piat (narr), Lydia Mordkovitch (vn), Geoffrey Tozer, Boris Berman (pfs), Suisse Romande Chamber Choir, Lausanne Pro Arte Choir, Brassus Choral Society, Suisse Romande Ochestra, Neeme Järvi. Chandos CD CHAN 9240

  9. The Relationship between Lattice Enthalpy and Melting Point in Magnesium and Aluminium Oxides. Science Notes

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    Talbot, Christopher; Yap, Lydia

    2013-01-01

    This "Science Note" presents a study by Christopher Talbot and Lydia Yap, who teach IB Chemistry at Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Republic of Singapore, to pre-university students. Pre-university students may postulate the correlation between the magnitude of the lattice enthalpy compound and its melting point, since both…

  10. The Relationship between Lattice Enthalpy and Melting Point in Magnesium and Aluminium Oxides. Science Notes

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    Talbot, Christopher; Yap, Lydia

    2013-01-01

    This "Science Note" presents a study by Christopher Talbot and Lydia Yap, who teach IB Chemistry at Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Republic of Singapore, to pre-university students. Pre-university students may postulate the correlation between the magnitude of the lattice enthalpy compound and its melting point, since both…

  11. Stravinsky: Symphonies, Concertos, Ballets and other works / David S. Gutman

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    Gutman, David S.

    1994-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Stravinsky: Symphonies, Concertos, Ballets and other works. Gabriele Schnaut (sop), Peter Svensson (ten), Franz Grundheber (bar), Günther von Kannen (bass), Jean Piat (narr), Lydia Mordkovitch (vn), Geoffrey Tozer, Boris Berman (pfs), Suisse Romande Chamber Choir, Lausanne Pro Arte Choir, Brassus Choral Society, Suisse Romande Ochestra, Neeme Järvi. Chandos CD CHAN 9240

  12. Tänavune provintsiteatripäev soovis Koidulaulikule õnne sünnipäevaks / Ene Kallas

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    Kallas, Ene

    2008-01-01

    Muljeid Saaremaa 11. provintsiteatripäevalt, mis pühendatud Lydia Koidula 165. sünniaastapäevale. Kuus näiteseltskonda esitas Koidula näidendid "Kosjakased", "Säärane mulk ehk Sada vakka tangusoola", "Saaremaa onupoeg" ja Tõnis Kipperi versiooni näidendist "Kosjaviinad" ning luulekompositsiooni "Mu isamaa on minu arm"

  13. Koidula... Kingissepa vastu / Kaljo-Olev Veskimägi

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    Veskimägi, Kaljo, 1930-2011

    2005-01-01

    Lydia Koidula põrmu Eestisse toomise katsetest enne 1946. a. Põhjalikumalt on kirjeldatud läbirääkimisi Nõukogude Venemaaga a-tel 1930-1931. Ka Koidula tütre Hedvig Michelsoni saatusest (suri okt. 1941). Bibl. viidetes lk. 131. Autorist lk. 304

  14. Realismi amplituud 19. saj. teise poole baltisaksa portreemaalis / Mai Levin

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    Levin, Mai, 1942-

    2002-01-01

    Neljast olulisemast etapist 19. sajandi realismi arengus, pikemalt biidermeieri ajastust ja selle esindajatest kunstis, Gustav Adolf Hippiuse töödest, hilisrealismi mõjudest ning baltisaksa naiskunstnike Lydia von Ruckteschelli (1858-1936), Elsbeth Rudolffi (1861-1945), Julie Hagen-Schwarzi (1824-1902) loomingust ja Eestis olevatest töödest

  15. Baltisaksa naiskunstnikud / Mai Levin

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    Levin, Mai, 1942-

    2001-01-01

    1939. a. oktoobris Tallinna Kunstihoones olnud eesti naiskunstnike näitusel osales 43 kunstnikku, sh 7 baltisakslast. Eestist lahkunud, siia jäänud ja enne II maailmasõda surnud baltisaksa naiskunstnikke. Lydia von Ruckteschellist (1858-1936), Elsbeth Rudolffist (1861-1945), Julie Hagen-Schwarzist (1824-1902), nende loomingust ja Eestis olevatest töödest.

  16. Secret Shame Now in The Public Eye

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2011-01-01

    A celebrity wife-beating case has sparked concern on the issue of domestic violence in China On August 31, a woman using the name "Mother of Lily, Lina and Lydia" posted a picture showing her swollen forehead on her micro-blog at Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media sites.

  17. Tänavune provintsiteatripäev soovis Koidulaulikule õnne sünnipäevaks / Ene Kallas

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    Kallas, Ene

    2008-01-01

    Muljeid Saaremaa 11. provintsiteatripäevalt, mis pühendatud Lydia Koidula 165. sünniaastapäevale. Kuus näiteseltskonda esitas Koidula näidendid "Kosjakased", "Säärane mulk ehk Sada vakka tangusoola", "Saaremaa onupoeg" ja Tõnis Kipperi versiooni näidendist "Kosjaviinad" ning luulekompositsiooni "Mu isamaa on minu arm"

  18. Tippdisainerite olümpiamängud / Ilona Martson

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    Martson, Ilona, 1970-

    2012-01-01

    Londoni 2012. aasta olümpiamängude rahvuskoondistele disainitud rõivakollektsioonidest. Inglismaa kollektsiooni disainis Stella McCartney, Itaalia kollektsiooni Giorgio Armani, USA kollektsiooni Ralph Lauren. Olümpiarõivaste ajaloost

  19. Vox Clamantis esines Belgias ja Prantsusmaal

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    2009-01-01

    Vokaalansambli Vox Clamantise osalemisest 22.-25. maini Watou rahvusvahelisel gregoriaanifestivalil Belgias ja kontserdidt 31. mail Prantsusmaal XII sajandist pärit tsistertslaste kloostris Pontignys. Prantsuse plaadifirmalt Mirare ilmus ansamblil Weekend Guitar Trioga ühisplaat "Stella matutina"

  20. 20. VI avatakse EKA galeriis rahvusvaheline fotonäitus "Fragile Distance"

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    2003-01-01

    Kuraatorid David Bate, Eve Kiiler. Osalevad Londonis elavad ja töötavad fotograafid Denny Robson, Adam Green, Michelle Atherton (Inglismaa), Eva Riegler (Austria), Andreas Hablutzel (Šveits), Angeliki Douveri, Stella Baraklianou (Kreeka), Simona Dell'Agli (Itaalia)

  1. Johannes Kepler on Christmas

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    Kemp, Martin

    2009-12-01

    Kepler's interpretation of the supernova of 1604, De Stella Nova, interwove the science of astronomy with astrology and theology in an attempt to determine the correct birthdate of Jesus, explains Martin Kemp.

  2. K nam prijezzhajet "Tramvai "Zhelanije""...

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    2006-01-01

    5.-7. juulini toimuvad Estonia teatris Moskva Mossoveti-nim. Teatri külalisetendused. Juri Jerjomini lavastus Tennessee Williamsi järgi "Tramm nimega Iha" : Blanche - Jevgenija Krjukova ja Stella - Jekaterina Gusseva,

  3. Backup_of_journaldec 2009

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    Department of Child Health, Stella Obasanjo Women and Children's Hospital, ... Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. ... Conclusion:The general state of the SHP in Oredo LGA, Nigeria is poor. ... infectious diseases, intestinal parasites,.

  4. Tippdisainerite olümpiamängud / Ilona Martson

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    Martson, Ilona, 1970-

    2012-01-01

    Londoni 2012. aasta olümpiamängude rahvuskoondistele disainitud rõivakollektsioonidest. Inglismaa kollektsiooni disainis Stella McCartney, Itaalia kollektsiooni Giorgio Armani, USA kollektsiooni Ralph Lauren. Olümpiarõivaste ajaloost

  5. Lossist lossiks ehk ajaloo paradoks = From a palace into a palace, or a historical paradox / Harry Liivrand

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    Liivrand, Harry, 1961-

    2012-01-01

    Berliinis ülesehitatavast kuningalossist, mille ametlikuks nimeks saab Berliini loss/Humboldt-Foorum (rekonstruktsiooniprojekti autor Francesco Stella). Lammutati Vabariigi Palee (Palast der Republik), mis ehitati aastail 1973-1976, peaarhitekt Heinz Graffunder

  6. Scientists at Brookhaven contribute to the development of a better electron accelerator

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    2004-01-01

    Scientists working at Brookhaven have developed a compact linear accelerator called STELLA (Staged Electron Laser Acceleration). Highly efficient, it may help electron accelerators become practical tools for applications in industry and medicine, such as radiation therapy (1 page)

  7. Sia la luce origini e destino del nostro universo

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    Longair, Malcolm S

    1998-01-01

    Una nuova visione dell'universo ; nascita ed evoluzione delle stelle ; quando muore una stella ; la "quasar connection" ; pulsar & co. ; gli inquietanti buchi neri ; le galassie e la nascita dell'universo.

  8. Sportivnaja gratsija / Anna Litvinjuk

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    Litvinjuk, Anna

    2006-01-01

    Tallinna klubis Arctic Sport demonstreeritud firma Adidas uutest sügis-talviste spordirõivaste kollektsioonidest Adilibria ja Fuse naistele. Adilibria kollektsiooni loomisel kasutati moekunstnik Stella McCartney ideesid

  9. Lossist lossiks ehk ajaloo paradoks = From a palace into a palace, or a historical paradox / Harry Liivrand

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    Liivrand, Harry, 1961-

    2012-01-01

    Berliinis ülesehitatavast kuningalossist, mille ametlikuks nimeks saab Berliini loss/Humboldt-Foorum (rekonstruktsiooniprojekti autor Francesco Stella). Lammutati Vabariigi Palee (Palast der Republik), mis ehitati aastail 1973-1976, peaarhitekt Heinz Graffunder

  10. Modeli i pevitsõ v vashem shkafu / Alina Zelimhanova

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    Zelimhanova, Alina

    2003-01-01

    Tuntud modellide ja lauljate tegevusest moedisineritena. Modell Anouck Lepere disainib kõrvarõngaid, Stella Tennant lasterõivaid, lauljad Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears ja Kylie Minogue on moekollektsioonide autorid

  11. Event

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    2011-01-01

    <正>STEL LALUNA 201 1秋冬时尚发表会时尚女鞋天后STELLA LUNA 2011秋冬时尚发表会在上海隆重献演,本季秀场选址为黄浦江畔的世博水门码头盛大举行,聚集全球嘉宾与时尚媒体,宣告今年时尚十足的流行趋势。身为STELLA LUNA的狂热追随者,董璇、黄奕等嘉宾现场演绎STELLA LUNA秋冬时尚风采,再一次证明穿STELLA LUNA的女人果然具有猎捕无数摄影镜头的惊人能力。

  12. Dissolved oxygen, salinity, and temperature data from multiple ships using CTD casts in the South Pacific Ocean from 26 March 1985 to 19 December 1997 (NODC Accession 0000286)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Dissolved oxygen, salinity, and temperature data were collected from the ALMIRANTE MONTT, CARLOS PORTE, SANTA MARGARITA II, MELI PULLI, IZISHI MARU, STELLA MARIS,...

  13. 20. VI avatakse EKA galeriis rahvusvaheline fotonäitus "Fragile Distance"

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2003-01-01

    Kuraatorid David Bate, Eve Kiiler. Osalevad Londonis elavad ja töötavad fotograafid Denny Robson, Adam Green, Michelle Atherton (Inglismaa), Eva Riegler (Austria), Andreas Hablutzel (Šveits), Angeliki Douveri, Stella Baraklianou (Kreeka), Simona Dell'Agli (Itaalia)

  14. 名门之后的成功史

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    寒一一

    2013-01-01

    你知道StellaMcCartney吗?她是英国名门之后,她父亲是甲壳虫乐队Beatles成员之一保罗·麦卡特尼PaulMcCartney,同时她还是一名设计师,另一个层面,StellaMcCartney是一个服装品牌名。

  15. Psiconcologia pediatrica e ipnosi

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    Silvia Giana

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available «Tu sei lo straniero. E io? Io sono, per te, lo straniero. E tu? La stella, sempre, sarà separata dalla stella; ciò che le ravvicina non essendo che la loro volontà di brillare insieme [...] Lo straniero ti permette di essere te stesso, facendo di te uno straniero»; infrangendo l'incapacità cainica di «essere il custode di mio fratello» (Genesi 4, 9.

  16. Hobomok, A Tale of Early Times as a Lieu de Memoire: Revising the Image of the Puritans and the History of Early New England

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    Babacar Dieng

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This article scrutinizes the representation of the lives of the 17th century puritans in Lydia Maria Child’s historical novel Hobomok, A Tale of Early Times (1824. Based on the persona adopted by the author, the writer’s project presented in the epigraph that opens the narrative, narrative voice, and the events focalized in the story, the author argues that Child’s re-visitation of the early history of the puritans constitutes a lieu de memoire which corrects stereotypical images traditionally attached to them and celebrates their contribution to the construction of the American nation. To demonstrate this, a definition of the concept of lieu de memoire is first provided; then, illustrations of how Lydia Maria Child shapes her narrative in such a way as to turn it into a site of revision and tribute.

  17. Mathilde Fontanet, traductrice du Service de traduction et de procès-verbaux du CERN, est écrivain à ses heures perdues.

    CERN Multimedia

    2005-01-01

    The CERN staff have many hidden talents. Who knows, maybe a colleague you see every day is actually a virtuoso violinist, an accomplished sportsman or an internationally renowned collector. Mathilde Fontanet, a translator in the CERN Translation and Minutes Service, is a writer in her spare time. Those who read her first essays in the Graviton no doubt spotted her talent. Following the publication of four short stories, her first novel, “Rabenstrasse 5”, was published in Switzerland in May 2005. Its backdrop is the busy Berlin arts faculty in the early 1980s. Lydia, a student, meets a young woman who leads her into some rather unusual activities. In parallel, two friends, both professors of literature, each record their thoughts and emotions in a diary. The paths of Lydia and the two professors are to cross...

  18. Остальные номинанты на премию "Лучшее бетонное сооружение 2016"

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    2017-01-01

    Arsenali keskus, Büroo 83 ärihoone, Norra maja bürohoone, City Residence kortermaja ja ärihoone, Hilton Tallinn Park Hotell, Hotell Lydia, eramu Hämariku 10, Järveküla kool, multikeskus Kvartal, korterelamu Mardi tänaval, Tartu mnt 52 A, B, C korterlamud, Novira Plaza büroo- ja kortermaja, Maarjamaa Hariduskolleegiumi õppehoone, ERḾi püsoekspositsioon Ajarada, rahvusarhiivi peahoone Noora, betoontee katselõik

  19. Aasta betoonehitis 2016 ülejäänud nominendid

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    2017-01-01

    Arsenali keskus, Büroo 83 ärihoone, Norra maja bürohoone, City Residence kortermaja ja ärihoone, Hilton Tallinn Park Hotell, Hotell Lydia, eramu Hämariku 10, Järveküla kool, multikeskus Kvartal, korterelamu Mardi tänaval, Tartu mnt 52 A, B, C korterlamud, Novira Plaza büroo- ja kortermaja, Maarjamaa Hariduskolleegiumi õppehoone, ERḾi püsoekspositsioon Ajarada, rahvusarhiivi peahoone Noora, betoontee katselõik

  20. Marriage Foundations in Pride and Prejudice%论《傲慢与偏见》中的婚姻基础

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    边克攀

    2008-01-01

    In pride and Prejudice, We may simply divide the four marriages into two groups. They are happy marriages represented by Elizabeth - Darcy and Jane - Bingley as well as unhappy marriages represented by Charlotte - Collins and Lydia - Wickham. What leads the four marriages to a completely different end is the love foundations of their marriages. The author Jane Austen stresses that love and mutual understanding are the basic and the most important element of marriages.

  1. Resources for the study of nineteenth-century American poetry : a selective guide

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    2007-01-01

    This survey essay provides an overview of print and electronic resources for the study of nineteenth-century American poetry. As does the volume as a whole, it focuses on (currently) less-studied poets such as the sentimental-domestic tradition (Lydia Huntley Sigourney, Frances Sargent Osgood) and the schoolroom/fireside poets (Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, William Cullen Bryant).

  2. CTC Sentinel. Volume 8, Issue 6, June 2015

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    2015-06-01

    intensified during Algeria’s bitter civil war during the 1990s. As Algerian leaders sought to consolidate their rule after crushing the decade-long...start of the first Russo-Chechen war that began Contents FEATURE ARTICLE 1 The Islamic State Raises Its Black Flag Over The Caucasus By Derek...Approaches in Algerian Security Cooperation By Kal Ben Khalid 21 Haunted by their Past: Kurds and the Islamic State By Hoshang Waziri and Lydia

  3. Secret Shame Now in The Public Eye

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    YUAN YUAN

    2011-01-01

    On August 31,a woman using the name "Mother of Lily,Lina and Lydia" posted a picture showing her swollen forehead on her micro-blog at Weibo,one of China's most popular social media sites.The woman,whose real name is KimLee,is the American wife of Li Yang,whoallegedly has helped more than 20 millionChinese learn English with his books,tapesand lectures.

  4. In vitro antibacterial and antitumor activities of some medicinal plant extracts, growing in Turkey

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    Arzu Birinci Yildirim; Fatma Pehlivan Karakas; Arzu Ucar Turker

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To investigate antibacterial and antitumor activities of 51 different extracts prepared with 3 types of solvents (water, ethanol and methanol) of 16 different plant species (Ajuga reptans (A. reptans) L., Phlomis pungens (P. pungens) Willd., Marrubium astracanicum (M. astracanicum) Jacq., Nepeta nuda (N. nuda) L., Stachys annua (S. annua) L., Genista lydia (G. lydia) Boiss., Nuphar lutea (N. lutea) L., Nymphaea alba (N. alba) L., Vinca minor (V. minor) L., Stellaria media (S. media) L., Capsella bursa-pastoris (C. bursa-pastoris) L., Galium spurium (G. spurium) L., Onosma heterophyllum (O. heterophyllum) Griseb., Reseda luteola (R. luteola) L., Viburnum lantana (V. lantana) L. and Mercurialis annua (M. annua) L.) grown in Turkey was conducted. Methods:Antibacterial activity was evaluated with 10 bacteria including Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes), Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis), Escheria coli (E. coli), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa), Salmonella typhimurium (S. typhimurium), Serratia marcescens (S. marcescens), Proteus vulgaris (P. vulgaris), Enterobacter cloacae (E. cloacea), and Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) by using disc diffusion method. Antitumor activity was evaluated with Agrobacterium tumefaciens (A. tumefaciens)-induced potato disc tumor assay. Results: Best antibacterial activity was obtained with ethanolic extract of P. pungens against S. pyogenes. Ethanolic and methanolic extract of N. alba and ethanolic extract of G. lydia also showed strong antibacterial activities. Results indicated that alcoholic extracts especially ethanolic extracts exhibited strong antibacterial activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Best antitumor activity was obtained with methanolic extracts of N. alba and V. lantana (100%tumor inhibition). Ethanolic extract of N. alba, alcoholic extracts of N. lutea, A. reptans and V. minor flowers, methanolic extracts of G. lydia and O

  5. New approach to the understanding of keloid: psychoneuroimmune–endocrine aspects

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    Hochman B; Isoldi FC; Furtado F; Ferreira LM

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    Bernardo Hochman†, Felipe Contoli Isoldi, Fabianne Furtado, Lydia Masako Ferreira Plastic Surgery Division, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil †Bernardo Hochman passed away on April 21, 2014 Abstract: The skin is a dynamic and complex organ that relies on the interrelation among different cell types, macromolecules, and signaling pathways. Further, the skin has interactions with its own appendages and other organs such as the sebac...

  6. THE COMMAND OF THE TREND: SOCIAL MEDIA AS A WEAPON IN THE INFORMATION AGE

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    2017-06-01

    Weimann, Terrorism in Cyberspace : The next Generation. (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2015), 125. 4 Stories like that of Arid Uka are...in Cyberspace : The next Generation. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2015. Weston, J. Kael. The Mirror Test: America at War in...Quarnic verses to read that the punishment for apostasy is death within Sharia Law. 16 Lydia Wilson , “What I Discovered From Interviewing Imprisoned ISIS

  7. PERSIAN CULTURE AND THE ZOROASTRIAN RELIGION%世界文明之族之七--波斯文明及宗教

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    @@ The culture of the Persians, in the narrower sense of intellectual and artistic achievements, was largely derived from that of previous civilizations. Much of it came from Mesopotamia, but a great deal of it from Egypt, and some from Lydia and northern Palestine. Their system of writing was originally the Babylonian cuneiform1, but in time they devised an alphabet of thirty-nine letters, based upon the alphabet of the Aramears who traded within their borders.

  8. Transforming the New Brunswick Energy Hub: An Analysis on Renewable Energy

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    Gunter, Christopher

    This research examines the benefits and disadvantages of instituting a shift from fossil fuel dependence to renewable sources of energy in New Brunswick. The New Brunswick Energy Hub is a complex system acting under the mandate of the White Paper New Brunswick Energy Policy. In my research, I consider information derived from statistical indicators developed by Patlitzianas, Doukas, Kagiannas and Psarras (2008) and compare these findings to the efficacy of energy policies in Germany, Denmark and Spain. These countries are similar to New Brunswick in climate and organizational complexity (US Department of Commerce, 2009). Weighing the outcomes of this comparative study, I discuss my recommendations highlighting the environmental and economic benefits. My research investigates subsidies in each country that allowed them early economic and environmental advantages. Specific regional considerations, such as Denmark's trend of selling energy technology for profit over domestic applications, inform my conclusions. The future New Brunswick Energy Policy should focus on creating favorable conditions for renewable energy development to occur. Some proven conditions include infrastructure development subsidies and the development and annual review of a competitive open access transmission tariff. With the expiry of the current White Paper comes the necessity of this investigation, and the opportunity to address the growing financial and environmental concerns that many politicians and policy planners have failed to deal with in past policies.

  9. Memoria metodológica de un ejercicio investigativo [recurso electrónico] : proyecto de Comfenalco Antioquia para la transferencia de conocimientos, adquisición de aprendizajes y evolución en la formación personal de un grupo de artesanos y artesanas de la ciudad de Medellín / Blanca Stella Buitrago Ortiz, Francy Elena Gómez Sánchez, Juliana Castillo Zapata

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    Buitrago Ortiz, Blanca Stella; Gómez Sánchez, Francy Elena; Castillo Zapata, Juliana

    2013-01-01

    1 CD-ROM (104 p.) Este proyecto de investigación académica se fundamenta en la descripción de los aprendizajes más significativos de un grupo de ochenta y cinco artesanos, población objeto de la investigación, quienes pertenecen al proyecto “Cualificación del diseño de los productos artesanales a través de la transferencia de conocimientos de artesanos maestros a artesanos de base”1 desarrollado por Comfenalco Antioquia, en asocio con la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social de la Alcaldía de Me...

  10. A Streetcar Named Desire——A Tragedy of Women

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    刘昀

    2007-01-01

    A Streetcar Named Desire is a tragedy.Blanche,a beautiful woman,finally goes insane.She has an indecent past.She tells lies and is indulgent in her behavior toward men.All these seem to suggest that she deserves such a consequence.However,the fact is that Blanche once was a pure girl who dreamed of true love and happy family.It is the cruel reality that results in her tragedy.Compared with her,Stella's tragedy is a tragedy of toleration.Unlike Blanche,Stella prefers to tolerate when confronting with the reality.The tragedy of Blanche and Stella is typical of the time in which women cannot enjoy the same rights as men.

  11. Selection of Instruments for Measuring Process Parameters of a Sodium Test Loop

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    Hwang, In Koo; Park, Jae Chang; Kim, Tae Joon; Lee, Tae Ho; Lee, Yong Bum [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Yang Mo [Chungnam National University, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-10-15

    KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) is constructing a sodium test facility called STELLA-1 (Sodium integrated effect TEst Loop for safety simuLation and Assessment) in which the major components for an SFR (Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor) such as heat exchangers are to be experimented. STELLA-1 includes pipes, heat exchangers, pumps, electrical heaters, tanks, and other supporting instruments and valves. These components should be in operation with the liquid sodium used as the heat transport fluid in the SFR. Based on a general review and preliminary considerations on some instrumentation methods and requirements for sodium facilities in the previous literatures, this paper describes the selected instruments, which were investigated, designed, and engineered for measuring the process variables of STELLA-1 in which the high temperature liquid sodium is flowing

  12. Providing a Theoretical Basis for Nanotoxicity Risk Analysis Departing from Traditional Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Modeling

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    2010-09-01

    perfused tissue representation in STELLA R⃝ 131 Aspt u14SPT to Venous Cvspt P Qspt Arterial to SPT Vspt Cspt Ca Slowly Perfused Tissue - 15 - (a...5 - Cintra 5/Pintra2extra) Active Transp 5 =Vmaxe2i× Cextra 5 / (Kme2i + Cextra 5) 153 SPT ODEs Aspt u14SPT to Venous Cvspt P Qspt Arterial to SPT...Kme2i Vintraspt Cintra 6 Pintra2extra Vmaxi2e Kmi2e SPT - 16 - (b) SPT expanded Figure 74. SPT IE and expanded models in STELLA R⃝ SPT IE. d( Aspt u14

  13. Piercing of nectarless Hemerocallis (Xanthorrhoeaceae) flowers by Xylocopa varipuncta and X. virginica virginica (Apidae)

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    Barrows, Edward

    2016-01-01

    The native carpenter bee Xylocopa varipuncta frequently made and re-used piercings in tubular corolla bases of nonnative, nectarless Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ (Stella de Oro Daylily, HSDO) in the César E. Chávez Memorial Plaza in downtown Sacramento, California. The bees frequently visited HSDO flowers from mid-morning through late afternoon in August 2014 during the 3-yr, severe California drought. Their foraging bouts were up to 10 floral visits, and they were evidently obtaining cell fl...

  14. A tramar de nuevo

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    Leticia Rodríguez Mendoza

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Conspirando con los artesanos. Crítica y propuesta al diseño en la artesanía. Gloria Stella Barrera Jurado y Ana Cielo Quiñones Aguilar. Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, colección Biblioteca del Profesional, Bogotá, 2006, 142 págs.

  15. "Speak Out. Act Up. Move Forward." Disobedience-Based Arts Education

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    Kotin, Alison; Aguirre McGregor, Stella; Pellecchia, DeAnna; Schatz, Ingrid; Liu, Shaw Pong

    2013-01-01

    In this essay, Alison Kotin, Stella Aguirre McGregor, DeAnna Pellecchia, Ingrid Schatz, and Shaw Pong Liu reflect on their experiences working with public high school students to create "Speak Out. Act Up. Move Forward.," a performative response to current and historical acts of civil disobedience. The authors--a group of instructors…

  16. "Speak Out. Act Up. Move Forward." Disobedience-Based Arts Education

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    Kotin, Alison; Aguirre McGregor, Stella; Pellecchia, DeAnna; Schatz, Ingrid; Liu, Shaw Pong

    2013-01-01

    In this essay, Alison Kotin, Stella Aguirre McGregor, DeAnna Pellecchia, Ingrid Schatz, and Shaw Pong Liu reflect on their experiences working with public high school students to create "Speak Out. Act Up. Move Forward.," a performative response to current and historical acts of civil disobedience. The authors--a group of instructors…

  17. The evolution of the stellar mass functions of star-forming and quiescent galaxies to z = 4 from the COSMOS/ultraVISTA survey

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    Muzzin, Adam; Marchesini, Danilo; Stefano, Mauro

    2013-01-01

    We present measurements of the stellar mass functions (SMFs) of star-forming and quiescent galaxies to z = 4 using a sample of 95,675 Ks -selected galaxies in the COSMOS/UltraVISTA field. The SMFs of the combined population are in good agreement with previous measurements and show that the stella...

  18. Hetkehitt : Rihanna feat. Jay-Z "Umbrella". Mikk Saar rootslaste lahjendatud versioonis. Kilehäälne Stelle trummari tehtud meigiga / Piret Järvis

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    Järvis, Piret, 1984-

    2007-01-01

    Laulust. Heliplaadist "See on see". Psühhedeelset power-poppi viljelevast ansamblist Stella, debüütplaadi "First Kiss" esitluskontserdist 18. mail Tallinnas üritusel Mutant Disco (bändi lugusid saab kuulata: www.myspace.com/stellatallinn)

  19. Sillamäe-Kotka laevaliin läheb kinni / Erik Gamzejev

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    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Severnoje Poberezhje, 18. okt. 2007, lk. 1,3. Saaremaa Laevakompanii tütarfirma Narva Line OÜ teatas Sillamäe-Kotka laevaliini sulgemisest, peamiseks põhjuseks Vene partneritega edutult lõppenud läbirääkimised Vene territoriaalvete pärast. Samas uurib Soome firma Stella Lines samale liinile oma laeva toomist

  20. Путь в музей, или, Cherchez la Femme! / Александра Мурре

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    Мурре, Александра, 1977-

    2009-01-01

    Talupojapulma sarjade traditsioonist madalmaade maalikunstis: traditsiooni võimalikust rajajast Martin van Clevest ning Pieter Breughel noorema töökojast pärit maalipaarikust "Andide toomine" ja "Pruudi kirikusse saatmine" (u. 1630). Kadrioru Kunstimuuseumile kuuluvad maalid tõi 19. saj. alguses Inglismaalt kaasa Suuremõisa mõisniku Eduard von Ungern-Sternbergi abikaasa Maria Stella

  1. Four new species of Emericella from the Mediterranean region of Europe

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    Zalar, Polona; Frisvad, Jens Christian; Gunde-Cimerman, Nina

    2008-01-01

    Four new species of Emericella, E. discophora, E. E. olivicola. and E. stella-maris, are proposed. Their new taxonomic status was determined applying a polyphasic taxonomic approach using phenotypic (morphology and extrolite profiles) and molecular (sequences of ITS, P-tubulin and calmodulin gene......, varitriols arid aflatoxin B-1, of which the latter was detected only in one of the two strains....

  2. Effect of eyestalk ablation on the metabolic activities of two penaeid prawns: Metapenaeous monoceros and M. dobsoni (De Man)

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    Venkitraman, P.P.; Jayalakshmy, K.V.

    sexes of the estuarine grapsid crab, Chasmagnathus granulata was drawn by Stella et al. (2000). It has been observed by Trisak (1990) that inter-moult periods of Penaeus monodon fabricius increased with the increase in the size of the experimental...

  3. Computer-Assisted Community Planning and Decision Making.

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    College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME.

    The College of the Atlantic (COA) developed a broad-based, interdisciplinary curriculum in ecological policy and community planning and decision-making that incorporates two primary computer-based tools: ARC/INFO Geographic Information System (GIS) and STELLA, a systems-dynamics modeling tool. Students learn how to use and apply these tools…

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    MILK PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF JERSEY COWS AT WOLAITA SODO. STATE DAIRY ... 1 Department of Animal and Range Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Wolaita Sodo University. PO Box 128 ..... for market-oriented livestock production in. Ethiopia. ... life of Friesian cows at Stella private dairy farm, Ethiopia.

  5. Valitud helid 2006 : Kolmanda planeedi saladus. Psühhedeelia looriga heavy-mehed. Rütmikunni meistriklass / Mart Niineste

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    Niineste, Mart, 1983-

    2006-01-01

    Jaapani ansambli eX-Girl kontserdist muusikafestivali HUH 2006 raames 8. okt. klubis Juuksur Tallinnas (kaasa tegi Galaktlan Group). Soome eksperimentaalmuusikute Rätto ja Lehtisalo kontserdist 6. okt. Von Krahli Teatri baaris (kaasa tegid Köök ja Stella). Burnt Friedmanni, Jaki Liebezeiti ja Chisholm Haydeni kontserdist 6. okt. Kumu Auditooriumis

  6. Simulating phosphorus removal from a vertical-flow constructed wetland grown with C. alternifolius species

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    Vertical flow constructed wetland (VFCW) is a promising engineering technique for removal of excess nutrients and certain pollutants from wastewater and stormwater. The aim of this study was to develop a STELLA (Structural Thinking, Experiential Learning Laboratory with Animation) model for estimati...

  7. Buscando las palabras

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    María Trillos

    1988-07-01

    Full Text Available Diccionario y gramática chibcha. Manuscrito anónimo. Transcripción y estudio histórico-analítico por María Stella González de Pérez. Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá, 1987, XIV-396 págs.

  8. Simulating phosphorus removal from a vertical-flow constructed wetland grown with C alternifolius species

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    Ying Ouyang; Lihua Cui; Gary Feng; John Read

    2015-01-01

    Vertical flow constructed wetland (VFCW) is a promising technique for removal of excess nutrients and certain pollutants from wastewaters. The aim of this study was to develop a STELLA (structural thinking, experiential learning laboratory with animation) model for estimating phosphorus (P) removal in an artificial VFCW (i.e., a substrate column with six zones) grown...

  9. Oscillation mode frequencies of 61 main-sequence and subgiant stars observed by Kepler

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    Appourchaux, T.; Chaplin, W. J.; García, R. A.

    2012-01-01

    Solar-like oscillations have been observed by Kepler and CoRoT in several solar-type stars, thereby providing a way to probe the stars using asteroseismology Aims. We provide the mode frequencies of the oscillations of various stars required to perform a comparison with those obtained from stella...

  10. Tulevikutalendid tulevad / Jan Jõgis-Laats, Meeli Parijõgi ; kommenteerinud Martin Saar, Tiina Välja

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    Jõgis-Laats, Jan

    2014-01-01

    Tulevikutalendi stipendiumi taotlemise võimalustest. Küsimusele, kuidas läheb, vastavad eeslmise aasta tulevikutalendid ühiskondliku tegevuse kategoorias Aune Marjapuu, Viljandi Kultuuriakadeemia üliõpilane Theo Kehlmann ja Imperial Colledge üliõpilane Stella Veski ning muusika ja kultuuri kategoorias Sibeliuse Akadeemia üliõpilane Mikk Langeproon

  11. "Kumu ööl" esitletakse uusi Eesti heliplaate

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    2008-01-01

    20. juunil Tallinnas toimuval festivalil "Kumu ÖÖ" esitletakse heliplaate: Stella "Love You Boy", Köök "Ere-liu-kas" (vinüülsingel), Cloudspeak "Päike ja jää", Maikameikers "8Hz", lisaks tutvustab sügisel ilmuvat plaati duo UMA

  12. Tartu Ülikooli magistreid 2006 / Tiia Margus, Hille Roots

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    Margus, Tiia

    2007-01-01

    Tartu Ülikoolis eesti keele, uurali keelte, läänemeresoome keelte ja üldkeeleteaduse alal kaitstud magistritöödest. Kirjanduse ja rahvaluule osakonnas: Stella Sägi "Isa mõjud eesti luules", Elo-Hanna Seljamaa "Sissevaateid geograafilis-ajaloolisse meetodisse" ja Helen Kõmmus "Meloodia varieerimine Cyrillus Kreegi 1921. aastal salvestatud rahvakoraalides"

  13. Valitud helid 2006 : Kolmanda planeedi saladus. Psühhedeelia looriga heavy-mehed. Rütmikunni meistriklass / Mart Niineste

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    Niineste, Mart, 1983-

    2006-01-01

    Jaapani ansambli eX-Girl kontserdist muusikafestivali HUH 2006 raames 8. okt. klubis Juuksur Tallinnas (kaasa tegi Galaktlan Group). Soome eksperimentaalmuusikute Rätto ja Lehtisalo kontserdist 6. okt. Von Krahli Teatri baaris (kaasa tegid Köök ja Stella). Burnt Friedmanni, Jaki Liebezeiti ja Chisholm Haydeni kontserdist 6. okt. Kumu Auditooriumis

  14. "Kumu ööl" esitletakse uusi Eesti heliplaate

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    2008-01-01

    20. juunil Tallinnas toimuval festivalil "Kumu ÖÖ" esitletakse heliplaate: Stella "Love You Boy", Köök "Ere-liu-kas" (vinüülsingel), Cloudspeak "Päike ja jää", Maikameikers "8Hz", lisaks tutvustab sügisel ilmuvat plaati duo UMA

  15. A Paediatrician Looks at Traditional Approaches to Emotional Development in Preschool and Primary Years. Foundation for Child and Youth Studies Selected Papers Number 46.

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    Phillips, Susi Erika

    This discussion of the emotional development of young children is structured upon Erik Erikson's schemata of psycho-social development. Stage 1, which involves trust versus mistrust, includes references to Erikson's theory and the work of Melanie Klein, Berry Brazelton, Stella Chess and Alexander Thomas, John Bowlby, Anthony Stevens, and D. W.…

  16. Metamagnetism of η-carbide-type transition-metal carbides and nitrides

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    Waki, T.; Terazawa, S.; Umemoto, Y.; Tabata, Y.; Sato, K.; Kondo, A.; Kindo, K.; Nakamura, H.

    2011-09-01

    η-carbide-type transition-metal compounds include the frustrated stella quadran-gula lattice. Due to characteristics of the lattice, we expect subtle transitions between frustrated and non-frustrated states. Here, we report metamagnetic transitions newly found in η-carbide-type compounds Fe3W3C, Fe6W6C and Co6W6C.

  17. "Siin me oleme!" = "Here we are!" / Hannes Praks

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    Praks, Hannes, 1973-

    2013-01-01

    Maarjamäe lossis avatud näituse "Siin me oleme! Eesti filmi esimene sajand" kujundusest. Autorid: Hannes Praks, Toomas Pääsuke, Helen Sarapuu. Graafiline disain: Stella Skulatšjova, Kerli Virk. Sisearhitekti ja ESLi aastapreemia žürii liikme Tea Tammelaane arvamus

  18. Exploring Ancient Civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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    Lehrer, Stanley; Shapiro, Melanie

    1984-01-01

    Several nations can be explored within one week by sailing on the Stella Solarus to Egypt, Israel, Rhodes, and Turkey. The stop in Egypt includes visits to Cairo and the Pyramids at Giza, while the Israeli tour includes trips to Jerusalem and Haifa. (CS)

  19. Millal tagastatakse sõjamehe kodu?

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    2003-01-01

    Kaksteist aastat kestnud ja Riigikohtuni jõudnud kohtuasjast Eesti Vabariigi kaitseväe kolonelleitnandi Johannes Reinola tütre Stella Helene Reinola D'Aquila omandiõiguse üle Tallinnas Kurni tn. 31 asuva maja suhtes, mis on praegu Arnold Greeni valduses

  20. Moeuudised

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    Prantsuse moemaja Chloe peadisainer Stella McCartney aitas loomakaitseorganisatsioonil PETA teha dokumentaalfilmi, milles paljastatakse karusloomafarmide telgitaguseid. Chloe supelkostüümist, mida soovitatakse eeskujuks võtta endale bikiinide heegeldamisel. Yves Saint Laurenti moemaja korraldab gigantse moeshow jalgpallistaadionil, kus algab jalgpalli MM. Yves Saint Laurent on kavandanud MMi korraldajate-asjameeste kostüümid

  1. Путь в музей, или, Cherchez la Femme! / Александра Мурре

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    Мурре, Александра, 1977-

    2009-01-01

    Talupojapulma sarjade traditsioonist madalmaade maalikunstis: traditsiooni võimalikust rajajast Martin van Clevest ning Pieter Breughel noorema töökojast pärit maalipaarikust "Andide toomine" ja "Pruudi kirikusse saatmine" (u. 1630). Kadrioru Kunstimuuseumile kuuluvad maalid tõi 19. saj. alguses Inglismaalt kaasa Suuremõisa mõisniku Eduard von Ungern-Sternbergi abikaasa Maria Stella

  2. Dimensión social de la malaria

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    Amparo Lotero Botero

    1992-01-01

    Full Text Available Salud y desarrollo. Aspectos socioeconómicos de la malaria en Colombia. Elssy Bonilla Castro, Luz Stella Kuratomi, Penélope Rodríguez, Alejandro Rodríguez. Plaza y Janés Editores, Bogotá, 1991, 262 págs.

  3. Battle of the Brands

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    FLORA BAGENAL

    2008-01-01

    @@ Mid-range retailers are flooding into China in an attempt to woo the country's new and growing class of consumers - but success is by no means guaranteed Meet Xiao Wei. Her beige handbag is a Stella McCartney knock-off but her Converse trainers are real, bought from a boutique shoe shop in west Beijing.

  4. A Paediatrician Looks at Traditional Approaches to Emotional Development in Preschool and Primary Years. Foundation for Child and Youth Studies Selected Papers Number 46.

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    Phillips, Susi Erika

    This discussion of the emotional development of young children is structured upon Erik Erikson's schemata of psycho-social development. Stage 1, which involves trust versus mistrust, includes references to Erikson's theory and the work of Melanie Klein, Berry Brazelton, Stella Chess and Alexander Thomas, John Bowlby, Anthony Stevens, and D. W.…

  5. TV-Ekspress soovitab : Magik Markers Tallinnas ja Tartus

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    2008-01-01

    Müra-rock'i viljelevast USA duost Magik Markers (ansambel osaleb režissöör Veiko Õunapuu uue mängufilmi "Püha Tõnu kiusamine" võtetel ja annab kaks kontserti - 13. nov. Tallinnas klubis Tapper ja 15. nov. koos ansamblitega Stella ja Chungin & Strap-On Faggots Tartus klubis Trehv). Heliplaadist "Boss

  6. Occupational chemical burns: a 2-year experience in the emergency department

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    Touzopoulos P; Zarogoulidis P; Mitrakas A; Karanikas M; Milothridis P; Matthaios D; Kouroumichakis I; Proikaki S; Pavlioglou P; Katsikogiannis N; Constantinidis TC

    2011-01-01

    Panagiotis Touzopoulos1, Paul Zarogoulidis2, Alexandros Mitrakas1, Michael Karanikas1, Panagiotis Milothridis1, Dimitrios Matthaios1, Ioannis Kouroumichakis3, Stella Proikaki3, Paschalis Pavlioglou3, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis4, Theodoros C Constantinidis511st University Surgical Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, 2Pulmonary Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexa...

  7. "Siin me oleme!" = "Here we are!" / Hannes Praks

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    Praks, Hannes, 1973-

    2013-01-01

    Maarjamäe lossis avatud näituse "Siin me oleme! Eesti filmi esimene sajand" kujundusest. Autorid: Hannes Praks, Toomas Pääsuke, Helen Sarapuu. Graafiline disain: Stella Skulatšjova, Kerli Virk. Sisearhitekti ja ESLi aastapreemia žürii liikme Tea Tammelaane arvamus

  8. TV-Ekspress soovitab : Magik Markers Tallinnas ja Tartus

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    2008-01-01

    Müra-rock'i viljelevast USA duost Magik Markers (ansambel osaleb režissöör Veiko Õunapuu uue mängufilmi "Püha Tõnu kiusamine" võtetel ja annab kaks kontserti - 13. nov. Tallinnas klubis Tapper ja 15. nov. koos ansamblitega Stella ja Chungin & Strap-On Faggots Tartus klubis Trehv). Heliplaadist "Boss

  9. Agave nonwovens in polypropylene composites: mechanical and thermal studies

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    John

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available stream_source_info John_2015.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 27570 Content-Encoding UTF-8 stream_name John_2015.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 1 Agave nonwovens... in polypropylene composites – Mechanical and thermal studies Maya Jacob John1, 2 , Nokuzola Sikampula1 and Lydia Boguslavsky1 1CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing, Fibres and Textiles Competence Area, P.O. Box 1124, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa...

  10. Kamps公司用语言配货

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    2005-01-01

    欧洲最大的面包公司Kamps属于意大利Barilla集团,该公司设在Koeln/Frechen的仓库企业最近决定采用Aldata公司的软件Gold Vocal进行语音配货。语音识别采用的是Topsystem公司的Topspeech Lydia PDA模块。Aldata公司新开发的软件模块Picking Cockpit可以在线并以图形显示方式跟踪配货过程。

  11. Kunst, pangad, raha!

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    2006-01-01

    Flo Kasearu ja Alide Zvorovski kunstiprojektist "Majad, näidake oma sisu!". 7. IX sai Hansapanga fassaadil Liivalaia t. näha Ene-Liis Semperi ja Marko Mäetamme portreid, 8.-9. IX saab Eesti Panga fassaadil Estonia pst. näha Lydia Koidula ja Carl Robert Jakobsoni portreid. Panga ja kunasti/kultuuri suhetest, kunsti toetamisest, panga ootustest kunstilt. Arvamust avaldavad Eesti Panga avalike suhete büroo juhataja Janno Toots ja Hansapanga turundusdirektor Tiiu Tälli

  12. Internal lecture | LEP II era/precision physics (1994-2004) | Main Auditorium | 25 July

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    2014-01-01

    LEP II era/precision physics, by Lydia Fayard, Roberto Tenchini, and Steve Myers.   3.30 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.: coffee 3.45 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.: The quest for the direct CP Violation in the Kaon System at CERN: The NA31 & NA48 experiments by Lydia Iconomidou-Fayard (Université de Paris-Sud 11 (FR)). Abstract After years of studying kaon properties at CERN, the hunt for direct CP violation in this system started in the 1980s and lasted about two decades. While expected to be small, this component is a probe into the validity of the Standard Model and its precise measurement was the main goal of two experiments at CERN, namely NA31 and NA48. In this talk, we will review the two collaborations in their historical contexts. The challenging detectors and beams, the analyses, the innovative methods and tools, and the first non-zero evidence of Re(epsilon'/epsilon) that resulted in the evolution from NA31 to NA48 in order to increase accuracy and further squeeze the...

  13. J. Swift, H. Melville y un cuento de Ana Lidia Vega: prostitución y metáforas de la migración.

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    Mercedes Rico García.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available En diálogo con Gulliver’s Travels de Jonathan Swift y Moby Dick de Herman Melville, y teniendo en mente la imagen degradada de la Estatua de la Libertad, a la que se compara con una ramera, Ana Lydia Vega en “Encancaranublado,” nos ofrece una personal perspectiva sobre las migraciones económicas que se desplazan de Latinoamérica a Estados Unidos. La autora construye su cuento sobre dos niveles: el real y el alegórico. Ambos planos ilustran la manera en que los ricos prostituyen a los pobres y en la que, en ocasiones, los pobres se prostituyen en términos metafóricos, para alcanzar el “Pursuit of Happiness.”Reading Ana Lydia Vega´s “Encancaranublado” in the light of Jonathan Swift´s Gulliver´s Travels and Herman Melville´s Moby Dick and taking into account the degraded image of the Statue of Liberty showed in Vega´s tale, the reader will have the opportunity to reflect from a controverted personal perspective upon the migrations going from Latin-America to the United States to pursue happiness.

  14. Literature in focus: A Berlin Romance

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    2005-01-01

    The CERN staff have many hidden talents. Who knows, maybe a colleague you see every day is actually a virtuoso violinist, an accomplished sportsman or an internationally renowned collector. Mathilde Fontanet, a translator in the CERN Translation and Minutes Service, is a writer in her spare time. Those who read her first essays in the Graviton no doubt spotted her talent. Following the publication of four short stories, her first novel, 'Rabenstrasse 5', was published in Switzerland in May 2005. Its backdrop is the busy Berlin arts faculty in the early 1980s. Lydia, a student, meets a young woman who leads her into some rather unusual activities. In parallel, two friends, both professors of literature, each record their thoughts and emotions in a diary. The paths of Lydia and the two professors are to cross... The novel will be published in France on 14 October. Mathilde Fontanet will present it in the framework of a forthcoming 'Literature in Focus' event in the CERN Library. Mathilde Fontanet'Rabenstras...

  15. 美腿制造者

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    2008-01-01

    没有不美的腿,只有不懂穿Stella Luna的女人!一双高度、比例、线条趋向完美的过膝皮革长靴是女人的另一件马甲,一双裸露性感曲线的高跟鞋是身体魅力的architect,这正是Stella Luna 2008-2009秋冬“美腿制造工厂”所要传递的重要时尚讯息,给女人不只有时尚,还有能够改变比例、创造美腿的鞋子。

  16. 时尚资讯

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    2013-01-01

    STELLA LUNA性感的足下建筑以细腻的制鞋工艺与敏锐的时尚品味,以专注的工法结合巧思的设计而征服时尚女性的STELLA LUNA,于6月7日在上海淮海路旗舰店举行了2013AW系列预览活动。品牌今季将设计理念融合巴黎式的优雅和建筑结构几何线条的现代感。看似矛盾却将现代女性的干练优雅完美体现。线条错综复杂,异材质与建筑线条结合,性感从里到外表露无遗。

  17. Il nucleo terrestre: il cuore magnetico della Terra

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    De Santis, A.

    2006-01-01

    Il campo magnetico terrestre è una proprietà intrinseca del nostro pianeta e di altri oggetti del sistema solare. Il Sole stesso possiede un forte campo magnetico che si inverte quasi ciclicamente ogni 10-11 anni; tale comportamento è visibile attraverso la medesima ciclicità delle macchie solari che denotano sulla superficie l’intensa attività magnetica della nostra stella. Il campo magnetico terrestre è importantissimo per la vita sulla Terra. Esso protegge il pianeta dalle p...

  18. Andrea Corrado – Igor Mariottini, Cinema e autori sulle tracce delle migrazioni

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    Lorenzo Mari

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Nel dibattito pubblico così come, inevitabilmente, nel senso comune, l’interpretazione della storia post-unitaria italiana alla luce delle migrazioni – prima come flussi in uscita, poi sia in entrata che in uscita – ha innescato la costruzione di un preciso discorso retorico, alimentato da pubblicazioni come L’orda. Quando gli albanesi eravamo noi (2005 di Gian Antonio Stella.

  19. CALVIN KLEIN JEANS宣布推出限量系列

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    2016-01-01

    CALVIN KLEIN JEANS日前宣布推出以街头风格为启发并以同色系品牌logo为设计中心的全新限量系列。此次全球广告大片是由网络名人Cameron Dallas和超模StellaLucia倾情演绎,并由摄影师Jack Pierson于加利福尼亚马里布拍摄。

  20. The Efficacy of Foreign Assistance in Counter Narcotics

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    2013-03-01

    by ADAM, 30,910 hectares were converted from coca to coffee57. Figure 3. Coffee Prices Versus the Amount of Cultivated Coca Oil palm has also... cultivation has grown to 452435 hectares.58 Requiring approximately one worker per eight hectares, the palm oil industry employs...for cocaine. In a 2006 study, Stella M. Rouse and Moises Arce analyzed the effects of U.S. counter narcotic policy on coca cultivation in Peru

  1. Playing with a bulb lamp: RTL measurements and modelling

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    Torzo, G.; D'Anna, M.; Pecori, B.

    2016-09-01

    The electric, thermal and optical behaviour of an incandescent lamp was studied by a real time laboratory (RTL) apparatus, using two voltage probes and a light probe. The software STELLA was used to model the phenomena and to analyse the transient behaviour in absence of thermal equilibrium. We show how the Joule-heating effect explains the non-linear current/voltage relation and how the filament thermal capacity affects the phase lag of light peaks with respect to input power peaks.

  2. Sguardi sull'Universo problemi di cosmologia

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    Bondi, Hermann

    1973-01-01

    Quanto è grande l'Universo ? Quanto antiche sono le stelle e le galassie ? A quale velocità si allontanano da noi le galassie più lontane ? Perché è buio di notte s ci sono nel cielo innumerevoli stelle ? Che cosa avviene dentro le stelle ? E tra una stella a l'altra ? Come è cominciato l'Universo, e dove andrà a finire ?

  3. Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Environmental Assessment Proposed SMC Military Family Housing, San Pedro, California

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    1998-12-01

    TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act TRPH total recoverable petroleum hydrocarbons TSS total suspended solids UCLA University of California Los...Osgood-Farley and Fort MacArthur Military Museum - Coast Artillery, the Mission Maria Stella Maris Church, a maritime broadcast station, a youth hostel ...station, located in the eastern portion of the park; (5) a youth hostel , located to the north of the Korean Friendship Bell; and, (6) a public

  4. A Study of Bernard Malamud’s The Magic Barrel from the Psychological Approach

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    田婧

    2014-01-01

    The Magic Barrel tells a story about Leo Finkle who is a rabbinical student and in want of a wife transacts with the marriage broker Pinye Salzman and finally marry his daughter Stella. By using Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalytical Criti-cism, this paper aims to explore the Leo’s changes in thought and emotions towards love and marriage and his torment during his process of the pursuit of love and happiness.

  5. Active tracking of Maja squinado in the Mediterranean sea with wireless acoustic sensors: method, results and prospectives.

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    Gualtieri, Jean-Sebastien; Aiello, Antoine; Antoine-Santoni, Thierry; Poggi, Bastien; DeGentili, Emmanuelle

    2013-11-15

    The Sustainable TEchnologies for LittoraL Aquaculture and MArine REsearch (STELLA MARE) platform has as an objective to provide data for the management of the sea in relation with the fishing industry. In this paper, we introduce the first experiment on the active tracking of a crab species, Maja squinado, symbolic of the deregulation of fishing activity. This paper introduces the method used for monitoring Maja squinado and the first collected data on the behavior of this little-known species.

  6. 百度让品牌与受众精确对接

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    马思远

    2008-01-01

    托夫勒在《未来的冲击》中提到的“冲击”思维正沁润到营销领域,对有效营销而言,媒体投放的精准性成为了左右成败的分水岭。Stella Luna的经验正好可以说明这一点。

  7. A practical guide to sustainable fashion

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    Gwilt, Alison

    2014-01-01

    Packed with full-colour images from contributors such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Edun and People Tree, A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion is a much-needed handbook for academics, researchers, students and professionals in the fashion and textiles industries.\\ud Beginning with a reflection on current models of fashion design and production, this book introduces the key issues associated with the production, use and disposal of fashion clothing and provides a framework on how...

  8. Luxury Fashion: An Integral Part of The Indian Society

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    Sachdeva, Anshu

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Today’s brand conscious Indian man drives a Porsche Cayenne SUV, wears Ermenegildo Zegna suits, his wrist is adorned with a Patek Philippe watch, his eyewear are of Prada, and his shoes of Salvatore Ferragamo, his brief case from Mont Blanc and his mobile phone of Vertu. The fashion conscious Indian woman of today, carries off outfits from Stella McCartney, bags of Louis Vuitton, jewellery of Bvlgari, Cartier, etc and wears a priceless attitude, ending up looking absolutely drop ...

  9. Modelling trade-offs between livelihoods and wetland ecosystem services: the case of Ga-Mampa wetland,South Africa

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    Morardet, S.; Masiyandima, M.; Jogo, W.; Juizo, D.

    2010-01-01

    International audience; This paper presents an integrated dynamic simulation model that represents the functioning of a small South African wetland. The model was developed using the STELLA platform and comprises six interactive sectors namely: hydrology, crop production, crop economics, use of natural wetland resources, land use decision and community well-being. These sectors are inter- linked and changes in one sector impact on other sectors through feedback loops between sectors. Key para...

  10. The sixth data release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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    Adelman-McCarthy, Jennifer K.; Agüeros, Marcel A.; Allam, Sahar S.; Prieto, Carlos Allende; Anderson, Kurt S. J.; Anderson, Scott F.; Annis, James; Bahcall, Neta A.; Bailer-Jones, C. A. L.; Baldry, Ivan K.; Barentine, J. C.; Bassett, Bruce A.; Becker, Andrew C.; Beers, Timothy C.; Bell, Eric F.

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes the Sixth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. With this data release, the imaging of the northern Galactic cap is now complete. The survey contains images and parameters of roughly 287 million objects over 9583 deg^2, including scans over a large range of Galactic latitudes and longitudes. The survey also includes 1.27 million spectra of stars, galaxies, quasars, and blank sky (for sky subtraction) selected over 7425 deg^2. This release includes much more stella...

  11. Focal Chorus 826W特别版音箱

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    赵聪; 庄宏道(摄影)

    2012-01-01

    要说法国Focal音箱的代表作,无疑是新乌托邦系列。新乌托邦系列中的型号,无论是旗舰的Grande Utopia EM,还是稍小一号的Stella Utopia EM,都是同价位音箱中的佼佼者,

  12. On the safety and performance demonstration tests of Prototype Gen-IV Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor and validation and verification of computational codes

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    Kim, Jong Bum; Jeong, Ji Young; Lee, Tae Ho; Kim, Sung Kyun; Euh, Dong Jin; Joo, Hyung Kook [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-10-15

    The design of Prototype Gen-IV Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor (PGSFR) has been developed and the validation and verification (V and V) activities to demonstrate the system performance and safety are in progress. In this paper, the current status of test activities is described briefly and significant results are discussed. The large-scale sodium thermal-hydraulic test program, Sodium Test Loop for Safety Simulation and Assessment-1 (STELLA-1), produced satisfactory results, which were used for the computer codes V and V, and the performance test results of the model pump in sodium showed good agreement with those in water. The second phase of the STELLA program with the integral effect tests facility, STELLA-2, is in the detailed design stage of the design process. The sodium thermal-hydraulic experiment loop for finned-tube sodium-to-air heat exchanger performance test, the intermediate heat exchanger test facility, and the test facility for the reactor flow distribution are underway. Flow characteristics test in subchannels of a wire-wrapped rod bundle has been carried out for safety analysis in the core and the dynamic characteristic test of upper internal structure has been performed for the seismic analysis model for the PGSFR. The performance tests for control rod assemblies (CRAs) have been conducted for control rod drive mechanism driving parts and drop tests of the CRA under scram condition were performed. Finally, three types of inspection sensors under development for the safe operation of the PGSFR were explained with significant results.

  13. Creep-Fatigue Damage Evaluation of a Model Reactor Vessel and Reactor Internals of Sodium Test Facility according to ASME-NH and RCC-MRx Codes

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    Lim, Dong-Won; Lee, Hyeong-Yeon; Eoh, Jae-Hyuk; Son, Seok-Kwon; Kim, Jong-Bum; Jeong, Ji-Young [KAERI, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-05-15

    The objective of the STELLA-2 is to support the specific design approval for PGSFR by synthetic reviews of key safety issues and code validations through the integral effect tests. Due to its high temperature operation in SFRs (and in a testing facility) up to 550 °C, thermally induced creep-fatigue damage is very likely in components including a reactor vessel, reactor internals (interior structures), heat exchangers, pipelines, etc. In this study, structural integrity of the components such as reactor vessel and internals in STELLA-2 has been evaluated against creep-fatigue failures at a concept-design step. As 2D analysis yields far conservative results, a realistic 3D simulation is performed by a commercial software. A design integrity guarding against a creep-fatigue damage failure operating at high temperature was evaluated for the reactor vessel with its internal structure of the STELLA-2. Both the high temperature design codes were used for the evaluation, and results were compared. All the results showed the vessel as a whole is safely designed at the given operating conditions, while the ASME-NH gives a conservative evaluation.

  14. Love and Marriage in Pride and Prejudice

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    朱晓卿

    2014-01-01

    In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austin expresses successfully her viewpoints of marriage and love. This paper tempts to make a deep analysis of these four marriages, and shows how one’s character affects one’s attitudes toward love and marriage. We can see the combination of vulgar Collins and common Charlotte results in a practical marriage, and their marriage has no love;the combination of dissolute Wickhame and flirtatious Lydia results in a sex-oriented marriage, this marriage is without love either, the combination of pleasant Bingley and mild Jane results in a conventional marriage with love, the combination of decent Darcy and sensible Elizabeth results not only in a successful marriage, but also they have got something more than Jane-Bingley mar-riage.

  15. An Analysis of Jane Austen’s Outlook on Marriage in Pride and Prejudice

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    王黎丽

    2013-01-01

    Jane Austen, one of the most influential female novelists in the history of world literature, is the first female to break up the monopoly of male writing. Her famous work Pride and Prejudice was created in 1813, which gained her lasting fame and popularity. In this novel, the characters of the four ladies are impressive: Jane is mild; Charlotte is mediocre; Lydia is ignorant;Elizabeth is wise. Different characters result in different marriages which are moral marriage, utilitarian marriage, sex-oriented marriage and perfect marriage. Through the analysis of the characters and these four marriages, this thesis aims to conclude Jane Austen’s Perception of Marriage, that is, character determines marriage.

  16. An Analysis of Women's Social Status at Bourgeois Times from Marriage in Pride and Prejudice

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    陈慧珊

    2007-01-01

    The opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice left the deep impression on readers almost two centuries ago.As the author of Pride and Prejudice,Jane Austen was one of the famous realistic writers in English literature in the nineteenth century.In Pride and Prejudice Austen wrote four marriage types:ideal Elizabeth and Darcy,realizable Charlotte and Collins,felicitous Jane and Bingley,unhappy Lydia and Wickham.She pointed out emphatically economic consideration is the bonds of wedlock and love.She said marriage is not determined by property and family status;it is unwise to marry without money,but it is wrong to marry for money;the marriage settled by love is happy and ideal.

  17. Los psicólogos hispanoparlantes y la teoría de Alfred Adler en la revista Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Individualpsychologie (1914-1937

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    Ramón León

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente comunicación trata de la recepción de la producción de autores españoles y latinoamericanos (entre 1914 y 1927 en las páginas de la Intemationale Zeitschriftfür Individualpsychologie, la revista oficial del movimiento adleriano. Lydia Sicher fue la más activa recensionadora de la literatura en español. Oliver Brachfeld, que después emigraría a América Latina, fue también un prolífico colaborador en la Zeitschrift. Las formas que asumió la difusión de la producción de los autores latinoamericanos y el destino de las ideas de Adler en esta parte del mundo son objeto de un breve comentario.

  18. Título da página electrónica: Z Net – A Community of People Commited to Social Change

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    José Manuel Mendes

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Esta página electrónica inclui-se no projecto Z Communications – The Spirit of Resistance Lives, uma iniciativa lançada por Michael Albert e Lydia Sargent que propõe uma visão crítica e alternativa ao sistema capitalista mundial. Entre os vários colaboradores desta página contam-se, entre outros, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy e Vandana Shiva, com muitos documentos próprios disponíveis. Entre as várias secções que constituem esta página, são de salientar as seguintes: a revista Z Magazine com a...

  19. Exercising Dominion: Landscape, Civilisation and Racial Politics in Capricornia

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    Michael Thomas Ellis

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2016v69n2p43 The Land in Xavier Herbert’s 1937 novel Capricornia acts as a “medium” (38 according to Lydia Wevers, mediating all experiences and developments. In particular, the land is a site of contention between Indigenous and settler groups each vying for an existence very different from the other’s. The phrase “exercising dominion” (Fitzmaurice, 56 was developed by European thinkers in the Middle Ages, who were tasked with finding justification for the colonisation of the Holy Lands of the Middle East and the mineral-rich lands of the Americas. This article will analyse the settlement and colonisation of the Northern Territory as depicted in Capricornia with consideration of the above statement, particularly as it explores the opposing groups’ attitudes towards and interactions with the Land and to each other.

  20. ‘To enter art history – reading and writing art history in China during the Reform Era’

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    Orianna Cacchione

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper critically analyses how Western art history was imported, translated and negotiated in China during the Reform Era. Using Lydia Liu’s theory of “meaning-value,” the author considers how Chinese artists and art critics made sense of these texts within the context of Chinese art production in the early 1980s and 1990s. The author argues that Lin Jiahua’s artwork, To Enter Art History – Slideshow Activity (1988 anticipates a change in the relationship between Western art history and contemporary Chinese art practice from the translation and appropriation of Western modern art in the 1980s to the participation of Chinese within the emergent international art world of 1990s. By combing Chinese art within the canon of Western art history, these artists and critics proposed a spatial re- mapping of art history, decentering it from its Western-centric genealogies.

  1. Jane Austen's Feminine Consciousness That Reflected in Pride and Prejudice

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    童薇

    2011-01-01

    Jane Austen is one of the most famous female novelists in the world.Among her works,"Pride and Prejudice" is her most outstanding representative.The story of "Pride and Prejudice" happened in Britain in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.At that time,Women regarded marriage as goods to climb up the upper class and to obtain the financial support and their attitudes towards marriage was affected by material factors in determine way.The story of this novel and the behavior of the characters develop around marriage.It mainly talks about Elizabeth,Jane,Charlotte and Lydia these four young ladies' marriages.There are three kinds of motivations of or attitudes towards marriage that are presented for manifestation.First,Charlotte's marriage to Mr.Collins is just for money and social position.Second,Lydia's marriage to Wickham is for beauty regardless of personal morality.Third,is the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy and that of Jane and Mr.Bingley which are for love and personal merits.Their love stories reveal different views to marriage among young women of the middle class and express Jane Austen her own attitude towards marriage.What's more important,we find that Jane Austen concerns about women's lives and their unfair conditions by means of her feminine consciousness.By examining Jane Austen's social conditions that she lived in and her experiences and analyzing these four marriages,this paper attempts to find the Austen's views of marriage and her feminine consciousness that reflected in this novel.

  2. Creation of a Course in Computer Methods and Modeling for Undergraduate Earth Science Programs

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    Menking, K. M.; Dashnaw, J. M.

    2003-12-01

    In recent years computer modeling has gained importance in geological research as a means to generate and test hypotheses and to allow simulation of processes in places inaccessible to humans (e.g., outer core fluid dynamics), too slow to permit observation (e.g., erosionally-induced uplift of topography), or too large to facilitate construction of physical models (e.g., faulting on the San Andreas). Entire fields within the Earth sciences now exist in which computer modeling has become the core work of the discipline. Undergraduate geology/Earth science programs have been slow to adapt to this change, and computer science curricular offerings often do not meet geology students' needs. To address these problems, a course in Computer Methods and Modeling in the Earth Sciences is being developed at Vassar College. The course uses the STELLA iconographical box modeling software developed by High Performance Systems, Inc. to teach students the fundamentals of dynamical systems modeling and then builds on the knowledge students have constructed with STELLA to teach introductory computer programming in Fortran. Fully documented and debugged STELLA and Fortran models along with reading lists, answer keys, and course notes are being developed for distribution to anyone interested in teaching a course such as this. Modeling topics include U-Pb concordia/discordia dating techniques, the global phosphorus cycle, Earth's energy balance and temperature, the impact of climate change on a chain of lakes in eastern California, heat flow in permafrost, and flow of ice in glaciers by plastic deformation. The course has been taught twice at Vassar and has been enthusiastically received by students who reported not only that they enjoyed learning the process of modeling, but also that they had a newfound appreciation for the role of mathematics in geology and intended to enroll in more math courses in the future.

  3. On the Safety and Performance Demonstration Tests of Prototype Gen-IV Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor and Validation and Verification of Computational Codes

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    Jong-Bum Kim

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The design of Prototype Gen-IV Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor (PGSFR has been developed and the validation and verification (V&V activities to demonstrate the system performance and safety are in progress. In this paper, the current status of test activities is described briefly and significant results are discussed. The large-scale sodium thermal-hydraulic test program, Sodium Test Loop for Safety Simulation and Assessment-1 (STELLA-1, produced satisfactory results, which were used for the computer codes V&V, and the performance test results of the model pump in sodium showed good agreement with those in water. The second phase of the STELLA program with the integral effect tests facility, STELLA-2, is in the detailed design stage of the design process. The sodium thermal-hydraulic experiment loop for finned-tube sodium-to-air heat exchanger performance test, the intermediate heat exchanger test facility, and the test facility for the reactor flow distribution are underway. Flow characteristics test in subchannels of a wire-wrapped rod bundle has been carried out for safety analysis in the core and the dynamic characteristic test of upper internal structure has been performed for the seismic analysis model for the PGSFR. The performance tests for control rod assemblies (CRAs have been conducted for control rod drive mechanism driving parts and drop tests of the CRA under scram condition were performed. Finally, three types of inspection sensors under development for the safe operation of the PGSFR were explained with significant results.

  4. Microlocalization and Quantitation of Risk Associated Elements in Gleason Graded Prostate Tissue

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    2007-03-01

    and Abstracts Barranco WT, Stella Jr SL, Kim DH and Eckhert CD. Boric acid inhibits the NAD/CD38/cADPR/Calcium Signaling Pathway. Under review...Henderson K and Eckhert CD. The Effect of Boron on the UPR in Prostate Cancer Cells is Biphasic, FASEB J, May, 2007 Barranco WT, Hudak PF and Eckhert...Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10552-007-0077-8, Cancer Causes Control, March, 2007. Barranco WT, Hudak PF and Eckhert CD. Evaluation of ecological

  5. El mundo del libro: [junio] de 1982

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    Agustín Rodríguez Garavito

    1982-01-01

    Full Text Available -Thesavrvs / Boletín del Instituto Caro y Cuervo.  -Y al tercer año resucitó / Fernando Viscaíno. -Gilberto Alzate Avendaño / Héctor Ocampo Marín. -Jean Paul Sartre y el olvido. -Trayectoria de los estudios sobre lengua chibcha o muisca / María Stella González de Pérez. -Pregón de Buenos Aires. -Derecho notarial / Manuel Cubides Romero. -El héroe maldito / Mario H. Perico Ramírez. -Rafael Azula Barrera / Biblioteca de Autores Colombianos.

  6. ”The basic human form is female. Maleness is a kind of birth defect”: la discriminación positiva en The Fall

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    Carretero, E. (Enrique); Martínez-Lucena, J. (Jorge)

    2016-01-01

    Este artículo intenta hacer un análisis hermenéutico de algunos de los imaginarios sociales puestos en juego en las dos primeras temporadas de la teleserie británica The Fall a través de sus dos personajes protagonistas: la policía Stella Gibson y el asesino en serie Paul Spector. Mientras en el primero de los casos tenemos a una mujer emancipada de algunos roles femeninos anteriores, en el segundo nos encontramos con un sociópata que intenta conciliar su pulsional necesidad de asesinar para ...

  7. Uus kuum Eesti disain / Silvia Pärmann, Maris Takk

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    Pärmann, Silvia

    2015-01-01

    Karl Tauli disainitud taburet "Ämblu", Aap Piho puidust ümmargune laud, Marit Ilisoni tekkmantlid kollektsioonist "Longing for Sleep/Magada tahaks", Narma vaibakollektsioon "OPEN 2015/16" (disainerid Monika Järg, Kaidi Ploomipuu), Annike Laigo vaibakollektsioon "XX", Kairi Katmanni vaip "Storytellers", Valhalla Factory kollektsiooni "Daydreamers" ripptool, Raili Keivi betoonist ja portselanist nõudekollektsioon, Tarmo Luisu valgusti "Kassett", Stella Soomlaisi käekotid, Karin Kallase ja Erik Pasti (Stuudio Nahk) disainitud jalatsid, käekotid ja ehted, Kuula + Jylhä jalatsikollektsioon, Mokoko (disainer Mari Maripuu) nahast aksessuaarid

  8. Cuarón lee «Grandes Esperanzas» de Dickens, con los “Ojos Verdes” de Bécquer

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    Trujillo del Real, Carlos J.

    2005-01-01

    En 1998 Alfonso Cuarón dirigió una nueva versión fílmica de la obra de Dickens, «Grandes Esperanzas». El alejamiento, en parte forzoso, del tema social presente en la novela original hace al director mexicano refugiarse en una estética diferente, romántica en el sentido literario. Prueba de ello es la presentación de sus dos protagonistas, Finn y Stella, así como su encuentro, similar al que Bécquer nos muestra entre Fernando y la náyade en su leyenda, “Los Ojos Verdes”.

  9. Simulation of the Effect of Artificial Water Transfer on Carbon Stock of Phragmites australis in the Baiyangdian Wetland, China

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    Chen, Xinyong; Wang, Fengyi; Li, Hongbo; Zhu, Jing; Lv, Xiaotong

    2017-01-01

    How to explain the effect of seasonal water transfer on the carbon stocks of Baiyangdian wetland is studied. The ecological model of the relationship between the carbon stocks and water depth fluctuation of the reed was established by using STELLA software. For the first time the Michaelis-Menten equation (1) introduced the relation function between the water depth and reed environmental carrying capacity, (2) introduced the concept of suitable growth water depth, and (3) simulated the variation rules of water and reed carbon stocks of artificial adjustment. The model could be used to carry out the research on the optimization design of the ecological service function of the damaged wetland.

  10. A report on the coral reef dwelling polyclads of Nicobar Islands, India

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    C. R. Sreeraj

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Although the Polycladida (Platyhelminthes are prominent members of many reef communities, no comprehensive surveys exist for the Nicobar group of Islands, India. A total of 7 species of polyclads were collected from the reef areas of the Nancowry group of Islands in Nicobar region. The polyclads reported through this study are new to Nicobar group of Islands while, Cycloporus venetus Newman and Cannon, 2002; Phrikoceros mopsus (Marcus, 1952; Pseudobiceros uniarborensis Newman and Cannon, 1994 and Pseudobiceros stellae Newman and Cannon, 1994 are first records for the Indian waters.

  11. A construção do romance policial em O caso da estranha fotografia, Berenice Detetive e Droga de Americana!

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    Adriana Pereira de Jesus

    2009-01-01

    O objetivo do presente trabalho é estudar o romance policial, um gênero literário que instiga a curiosidade do público jovem e adulto desde a primeira até a última página de um livro. Desenvolvemos um estudo desse gênero em obras voltadas para o público infanto-juvenil que se identifica com as histórias, personagens e aventuras. Analisamos a construção da narrativa policial no universo infantil dos romances O caso da estranha fotografia (1977), de Stella Carr; Berenice detetive (1987), de Joã...

  12. Uus kuum Eesti disain / Silvia Pärmann, Maris Takk

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    Pärmann, Silvia

    2015-01-01

    Karl Tauli disainitud taburet "Ämblu", Aap Piho puidust ümmargune laud, Marit Ilisoni tekkmantlid kollektsioonist "Longing for Sleep/Magada tahaks", Narma vaibakollektsioon "OPEN 2015/16" (disainerid Monika Järg, Kaidi Ploomipuu), Annike Laigo vaibakollektsioon "XX", Kairi Katmanni vaip "Storytellers", Valhalla Factory kollektsiooni "Daydreamers" ripptool, Raili Keivi betoonist ja portselanist nõudekollektsioon, Tarmo Luisu valgusti "Kassett", Stella Soomlaisi käekotid, Karin Kallase ja Erik Pasti (Stuudio Nahk) disainitud jalatsid, käekotid ja ehted, Kuula + Jylhä jalatsikollektsioon, Mokoko (disainer Mari Maripuu) nahast aksessuaarid

  13. Considerações sobre impactos socioambientais de Pequenas Centrais Hidrelétricas (PCHs) : modelagem e análise

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    Leão, Larissa Lara

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo desta dissertação é discutir a problemática e os conflitos que envolvem a construção de Pequenas Centrais Hidrelétricas – PCHs. A avaliação entre os fatores socioambientais e econômicos que permeiam a discussão foi demonstrada a partir de uma modelagem sistêmica elaborada com o auxílio da ferramenta computacional STELLA - Structural Experimental Learning Laboratory with Animation, necessária para a visualização entre os componentes apresentados no estudo de caso. Para que modela...

  14. Search for double beta decay of $^{136}$Ce and $^{138}$Ce with HPGe gamma detector

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    Belli, P; Boiko, R S; Cappella, F; Cerulli, R; Danevich, F A; Incicchitti, A; Kropivyansky, B N; Laubenstein, M; Poda, D V; Polischuk, O G; Tretyak, V I

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    Search for double $\\beta$ decay of $^{136}$Ce and $^{138}$Ce was realized with 732 g of deeply purified cerium oxide sample measured over 1900 h with the help of an ultra-low background HPGe $\\gamma$ detector with a volume of 465 cm$^3$ at the STELLA facility of the Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the INFN (Italy). New improved half-life limits on double beta processes in the cerium isotopes were set at the level of $\\lim T_{1/2}\\sim 10^{17}-10^{18}$~yr; many of them are even two orders of magnitude larger than the best previous results.

  15. 基于系统动力学的库存管理研究%The Study of Inventory Management Based on System Dynamics

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    陈虎; 韩玉启; 王斌

    2005-01-01

    在讨论系统动力学相关理论及其应用现状的基础上,研究了供应商代管库存模式(Vender Managed Inventory,VMI)的管理思想,并借助建模平台STELLA/ithink,建立了供应链环境下库存管理的系统动力学仿真模型,并对模型的运行和模拟结果进行了分析.

  16. System dynamic modeling on construction waste management in Shenzhen, China.

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    Tam, Vivian W Y; Li, Jingru; Cai, Hong

    2014-05-01

    This article examines the complexity of construction waste management in Shenzhen, Mainland China. In-depth analysis of waste generation, transportation, recycling, landfill and illegal dumping of various inherent management phases is explored. A system dynamics modeling using Stella model is developed. Effects of landfill charges and also penalties from illegal dumping are also simulated. The results show that the implementation of comprehensive policy on both landfill charges and illegal dumping can effectively control the illegal dumping behavior, and achieve comprehensive construction waste minimization. This article provides important recommendations for effective policy implementation and explores new perspectives for Shenzhen policy makers.

  17. Colloque "Investigations, le champ élargi de l’écriture dans l’œuvre de Robert Morris"

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    Katia Schneller

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Comité d’organisation :Jean-Marie Gleize, Professeur de poésie contemporaine et directeur du CEP à l’ENS LSHKatia Schneller, ATER à Rennes 2Rachel Stella, ProductriceNoura Wedell, ATER au CEP à l’ENS LSHIntervenants (par ordre d’intervention : Katia Schneller, ATER, Rennes 2Valérie Mavridorakis, Professeur d’Histoire de l’art, HEAD, GenèveAnaël Lejeune, Aspirant FNRS, Louvain la jeuneIsabelle Alfandary, Professeur de Littérature anglaise, Lyon 2Denis Briand, Maître de conférences en Arts Pla...

  18. Active Tracking of Maja Squinado in the Mediterranean Sea with Wireless Acoustic Sensors: Method, Results and Prospectives

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    Jean-Sebastien Gualtieri

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The Sustainable TEchnologies for LittoraL Aquaculture and MArine REsearch (STELLA MARE platform has as an objective to provide data for the management of the sea in relation with the fishing industry. In this paper, we introduce the first experiment on the active tracking of a crab species, Maja squinado, symbolic of the deregulation of fishing activity. This paper introduces the method used for monitoring Maja squinado and the first collected data on the behavior of this little-known species.

  19. El mundo del libro: julio y agosto de 1979

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    Agustín Rodríguez Garavito

    1979-08-01

    1977-Editorial Presencia Ltda. -. . . Y AL TERCER AÑO, RESUCITÓ-Por Fernando Vizcaíno Casas Editorial Planeta S. A. Córcega. Barcelona. -UNA ANTOLOGÍA DE PORFIRIO BARBA JACOB-Por Alfonso Duque Maya y Eutimio Prada Fonseca. -ESCUDO PARA EL ROSTRO-Poemas. Por Stella Moreno, Editorial Monserrate. -AXIOLOGÍA Y EDUCACIÓN-Por Alfonso Santarnaría Pinzón-Ediciones Tercer Mundo. Bogotá, Colombia, 1978.

  20. 时尚:2013春夏型录

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    2013-01-01

    Chanel Spnng 2013 Campaign自从老佛爷Karl Lagerfeld亲自接下了Chanel每一季广告的拍摄任务,这个事件就变得有点惊心动魄,2013春夏也不例外,以爱将Stella Tennant搭配后辈Ondria Hardin、Yuml Lambert的阵容,上演了一出寡淡的室内默剧,连陈设都带着老旧的感觉。

  1. Studio di Architetture e Protocolli per Reti Ottiche

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    Cucchi, R; Raffaelli, C; Vistoli, C

    1999-01-01

    Le reti ottiche basate sulla tecnologia WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) sono molto promettenti per rispondere non solo alle esigenze di capacit trasmissiva ma anche per la realizzazione di reti costituite da apparati $9 esclusivamente ottici dove la lunghezza d¹onda rappresenta il circuito di comunicazione fra nodo sorgente e nodo destinatario.Questo documento prende in esame il ³trigger di II livello dell¹esperimento ATLAS come case study², ne $9 analizza le esigenze di trasmissione dei dati e descrive uno studio di fattibilit basato su una rete ottica a stella.

  2. Anti-solar differential rotation on the active sub-giant HU Virginis

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    Harutyunyan, G.; Strassmeier, K. G.; Künstler, A.; Carroll, T. A.; Weber, M.

    2016-08-01

    Context. Measuring surface differential rotation (DR) on different types of stars is important when characterizing the underlying stellar dynamo. It has been suggested that anti-solar DR laws can occur when strong meridional flows exist. Aims: We aim to investigate the differential surface rotation on the primary star of the RS CVn binary, HU Vir, by tracking its starspot distribution as a function of time. We also aim to recompute and update the values for several system parameters of the triple system HU Vir (close and wide orbits). Methods: Time-series high-resolution spectroscopy for four continuous months was obtained with the 1.2-m robotic STELLA telescope. Nine consecutive Doppler images were reconstructed from these data, using our line-profile inversion code iMap. An image cross-correlation method was applied to derive the surface differential-rotation law for HU Vir. New orbital elements for the close and the wide orbits were computed using our new STELLA radial velocities (RVs) combined with the RV data available in the literature. Photometric observations were performed with the Amadeus Automatic Photoelectric Telescope (APT), providing contemporaneous Johnson-Cousins V and I data for approximately 20 yrs. This data was used to determine the stellar rotation period and the active longitudes. Results: We confirm anti-solar DR with a surface shear parameter α of -0.029 ± 0.005 and -0.026 ± 0.009, using single-term and double-term differential rotation laws, respectively. These values are in good agreement with previously claimed results. The best fit is achieved assuming a solar-like double-term law with a lap time of ≈400 d. Our orbital solutions result in a period of 10.387678 ± 0.000003 days for the close orbit and 2726 ± 7 d (≈7.5 yr) for the wide orbit. A Lomb-Scarge (L-S) periodogram of the pre-whitened V-band data reveals a strong single peak providing a rotation period of 10.391 ± 0.008 d, well synchronized to the short orbit. Based on

  3. Gas-Filled Capillary Model

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    Steinhauer, L. C.; Kimura, W. D.

    2006-11-01

    We have developed a 1-D, quasi-steady-state numerical model for a gas-filled capillary discharge that is designed to aid in selecting the optimum capillary radius in order to guide a laser beam with the required intensity through the capillary. The model also includes the option for an external solenoid B-field around the capillary, which increases the depth of the parabolic density channel in the capillary, thereby allowing for propagation of smaller laser beam waists. The model has been used to select the parameters for gas-filled capillaries to be utilized during the Staged Electron Laser Acceleration — Laser Wakefield (STELLA-LW) experiment.

  4. Sensitivity Analysis for DHRS Heat Exchanger Performance Tests of PGSFR

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    Hong, Jonggan; Eoh, Jaehyuk; Kim, Dehee; Lee, Taeho; Jeong, Jiyoung [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-15

    The STELLA-1 facility has been constructed and separate effect tests of heat exchangers for DHRS are going to be conducted. Two kinds of heat exchangers including DHX (shell-and-tube sodium-to-sodium heat exchanger) and AHX (helical-tube sodium-to-air heat exchanger) will be tested for design codes V and V. Main test points are a design point and a plant normal operation point of each heat exchanger. Additionally, some plant transient conditions are taken into account for establishing a test condition set. To choose the plant transient test conditions, a sensitivity analysis has been conducted using the design codes for each heat exchanger. The sensitivity of the PGSFR DHRS heat exchanger tests (the DHX and AHX in the STELLA-1 facility) has been analyzed through a parametric study using the design codes SHXSA and AHXSA at the design point and the plant normal operation point. The DHX heat transfer performance was sensitive to the change in the inlet temperature of the shell-side and the AHX heat transfer performance was sensitive to the change in the inlet temperature of the tube side. The results of this work will contribute to an improvement of the test matrix for the separate effect test of each heat exchanger.

  5. Anti-solar differential rotation on the active sub-giant HU Virginis

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    Harutyunyan, G; Künstler, A; Carroll, T A; Weber, M

    2016-01-01

    Measuring surface differential rotation (DR) on different types of stars is important when characterizing the underlying stellar dynamo. It has been suggested that anti-solar DR laws can occur when strong meridional flows exist. We aim to investigate the differential surface rotation on the primary star of the RS CVn binary HU Vir by tracking its starspot distribution as a function of time. We also aim to recompute and update the values for several system parameters of the triple system HU Vir (close and wide orbits). Time-series high-resolution spectroscopy for four continuous months was obtained with the 1.2-m robotic STELLA telescope. Nine consecutive Doppler images were reconstructed from these data, using our line-profile inversion code iMap. An image cross-correlation method was applied to derive the surface differential-rotation law for HU Vir. New orbital elements for the close and the wide orbits were computed using our new STELLA radial velocities (RVs) combined with the RV data available in the lit...

  6. Detection and initial characterisation of an exoplanet atmosphere with small aperture telescopes

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    Bernt, I.; Müller, M.; Strassmeier, K. G.; Granzer, T.

    2013-09-01

    In the recent years atmospheres of exoplanets have been studied with space-based telescopes like the HST or large aperture ground-based telescopes like the Gran Telescopio Canarias. But as the number of suitable exoplanets is rising, comparative studies of atmospheres with a statistically meaningful amount of targets will follow, for which the observational time with large telescopes is limited and expensive. Our aim is to investigate whether it is possible to detect and initially characterise the atmosphere of an exoplanet with small aperture telescopes using chromatic variations in transit depths. We collected multi-color transits in the years 2011 to 2013 using the robotic 1.2m-telescope STELLA on Tenerife as well as the Nordic Optical Telescope and the 70cm-telescope at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam. The highly inflated Hot Jupiter HAT-P-32 b was chosen as target for our pilot study for its favorable large atmospheric scale height and therefore enhanced atmospheric detectability. Models of the atmospheric spectra of HAT-P-32 b indicate that the STELLA-data can be used to distinguish between a dusty and a cloud-free atmosphere using the gradient in transit depth of the observations in the blue band and in the visible band. Here we want to present our project together with the first results of the transit depth analysis.

  7. Genetic diversity and relatedness of sweet cherry (prunus avium L.) cultivars based on single nucleotide polymorphic markers.

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    Fernandez I Marti, Angel; Athanson, Blessing; Koepke, Tyson; Font I Forcada, Carolina; Dhingra, Amit; Oraguzie, Nnadozie

    2012-01-01

    Most previous studies on genetic fingerprinting and cultivar relatedness in sweet cherry were based on isoenzyme, RAPD, and simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. This study was carried out to assess the utility of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers generated from 3' untranslated regions (UTR) for genetic fingerprinting in sweet cherry. A total of 114 sweet cherry germplasm representing advanced selections, commercial cultivars, and old cultivars imported from different parts of the world were screened with seven SSR markers developed from other Prunus species and with 40 SNPs obtained from 3' UTR sequences of Rainier and Bing sweet cherry cultivars. Both types of marker study had 99 accessions in common. The SSR data was used to validate the SNP results. Results showed that the average number of alleles per locus, mean observed heterozygosity, expected heterozygosity, and polymorphic information content values were higher in SSRs than in SNPs although both set of markers were similar in their grouping of the sweet cherry accessions as shown in the dendrogram. SNPs were able to distinguish sport mutants from their wild type germplasm. For example, "Stella" was separated from "Compact Stella." This demonstrates the greater power of SNPs for discriminating mutants from their original parents than SSRs. In addition, SNP markers confirmed parentage and also determined relationships of the accessions in a manner consistent with their pedigree relationships. We would recommend the use of 3' UTR SNPs for genetic fingerprinting, parentage verification, gene mapping, and study of genetic diversity in sweet cherry.

  8. Exploration of the pituitary stalk and gland by high-resolution computed tomography

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    Nakagawa, Y.; Fukami, T.; Takase, K.; Matsumoto, K.

    1984-11-01

    By means of high-resolution CT, pituitary stalks and glands were demonstrated in 189 normal subjects and in six patients with microadenomas. In the horizontal view and in reconstructed coronal and sagittal projections, the normal stalks and glands showed homogeneous enhancement with the contrast medium. On metrizamide CT, the stalks and glands were demonstrated in high-density areas as a ''defect''. The detection-rate of the stalks and glands was more than 93.6% in all dimensions on enhanced CT and 100% on metrizamide CT. On reconstructed sagittal projections, there was a tendency for the glands to decrease in size with advancing age. Under the age of 29, especially in females, most of the glands were demonstrated as an oval area that filled the sella turcica. After the age of 50, the gland frequently was flattened with enlargement of the CSF space within the sella turcica, giving an appearance reminiscent of the ''empty stella''. Of six patients with microadenomas, five presented the appearance of oval gland, and one showed visualization of CSF space in the anterosuperior portion of the stella turcica. On reconstructed coronal projections, the angle of inclination of stalks was 1.5+-1.2/sup 0/ in normal subjects and 9.3+-2.4/sup 0/ in patients with microadenomas.

  9. Agenda setting in mass media: Consequences at the Marín-Nacif-Cacho media scandal

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    Dr. José Antonio Meyer Rodríguez; joseantonio.meyer@gmail.com

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This study examines one of the most important media scandals in the recent of Mexico, where the public agenda discussed the human rights violation at the journalist Lydia Cacho by the government of Puebla to favour a businessman signed of protect an international network of child pornography. Despite the political pressure of parties, some media and different social groups, the National Court of Justice evidenced the inappropriate legal instruments to blame those responsible people and allow impunity. The study is based on agenda setting theory and other related, which provide methodologies needed to understand the construction and incidence of topics in public opinion and its implications in the political culture of citizens.Esta investigación analiza uno de los escándalos mediáticos más importantes de los últimos años en México, en el cual la agenda pública se orientó hacia la discusión de una presunta violación de los derechos humanos de la periodista Lydia Cacho por el Gobierno del Estado de Puebla para favorecer a un empresario señalado como protector de una red internacional de pornografía infantil. Pese a la presión de partidos políticos, algunos medios de comunicación y distintos grupos sociales, la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación evidenció la carencia de instrumentos jurídicos para culpar a los responsables y evitar una evidente acción de impunidad. El estudio se fundamenta en la teoría del establecimiento de agendas (agenda setting y otras relacionadas, las cuales brindan las metodologías necesarias para comprender la construcción e incidencia de temas de interés en la opinión pública y sus implicaciones en la cultura política ciudadana.

  10. [Hordein locus polymorphism of cultivated barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) in Turkey].

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    Pomortsev, A A; Martynov, S P; Lialina, E V

    2007-11-01

    Starch gel electrophoresis has been used to study the polymorphism of hordeins encoded by the Hrd A, Hrd B, and Hrd F loci in 93 landrace specimens of barley assigned to 17 ancient provinces located in modem Turkey. Forty-five alleles of Hrd A with frequencies of 0.11-29.34%, 51 alleles of Hrd B with frequencies of 0.11-8.07%, and 5 alleles of Hrd F with frequencies of 0.75-41.29% have been detected. Cluster analysis of the matrix of allele frequencies has demonstrated that barley populations from different old provinces of Turkey are similar to one another. Cluster structure of local barley populations has been found, most populations (82%) falling into three clusters. The first cluster comprises barley populations from six provinces (Thracia, Bithynia, Pontus, Lydia, Cappadocia, and Armenia); the second cluster, populations from five provinces (Paphlagonia, Galatia, Lycaonia, Cilicia, and Mesopotamia); and the third one, populations from three provinces (Phrygia, Karia, and Lycia). Barley populations from Mysia, Pamphlya, and Syria do not fall in any cluster.

  11. The Maria Mitchell Observatory--For Astronomical Research and Public Enlightenment

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    Hoffleit, Dorrit

    2001-04-01

    When the Maria Mitchell Observatory was erected in 1908 to house the 5-inch telescope that had been given Maria Mitchell in 1859, Mrs. Lydia Hinchman, niece of Maria and the principal co-founder of the Maria Mitchell Association, wanted the Observatory to specialize in research while not neglecting public relations entirely. She contacted Professor E. C. Pickering, Director of Harvard College Observatory, for advice. He recommended installing a photographic telescope and having the astronomer specialize in observations of variable asteroids, Eros in particular. Margaret Harwood, one of his assistants at Harvard, was chosen to head the Maria Mitchell Observatory, a post she held for 45 years. Besides lesser contributions, she published a catalogue of 74 asteroids known to have variable brightness. She discovered DF Cygni, an unusual type of variable star with multiple periods, and analyzed its variation on Harvard and Nantucket plates spanning over 50 years. Her final masterpiece was an analysis of 419 variable stars in the Scutum region of the Milky Way, the majority of the variables having been discovered by her High School assistant John Heath. The second Director, Dorrit Hoffleit, instituted a new project, Summer Research Participation on Variable Stars by College Undergraduates, especially women. This project was continued by her successor, Emilia Belserene. Nearly 200 college undergraduates participated in these programs. The fourth Director, Eileen Friel concentrated on both observational and theoretical researches on star clusters, her student contributing few papers on variable stars. The current Direcor, Vladimir Strelnitski, again enthusiasticlly specializes on modern problems of variable stars.

  12. Regulations and Procedures Manual

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    Young, Lydia J. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)

    2011-07-25

    The purpose of the Regulations and Procedures Manual (RPM) is to provide LBNL personnel with a reference to University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL or Laboratory) policies and regulations by outlining normal practices and answering most policy questions that arise in the day-to-day operations of Laboratory organizations. Much of the information in this manual has been condensed from detail provided in LBNL procedure manuals, Department of Energy (DOE) directives, and Contract DE-AC02-05CH11231. This manual is not intended, however, to replace any of those documents. RPM sections on personnel apply only to employees who are not represented by unions. Personnel policies pertaining to employees represented by unions may be found in their labor agreements. Questions concerning policy interpretation should be directed to the LBNL organization responsible for the particular policy. A link to the Managers Responsible for RPM Sections is available on the RPM home page. If it is not clear which organization is responsible for a policy, please contact Requirements Manager Lydia Young or the RPM Editor.

  13. In memoriam 1999

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    Leopold Ennosaar (10. VI 1920-21. I), Silva Jaanberg (6. III 1922-5. X), Hilja Jõgi (31. X 1927-4. III), Lydia Jõõts (22. II 1911-27. XII), Ludvig Kruusmaa (19. XII 1920-7. XII), Ilmar Laasi (29. VII 1907-15. VIII), Urmas Mikk (25. XII 1957-15. I), Kaarel Pedak (12. V 1914-4. XII), Voldemar Peil (5. XI 1907-17. X), Aulin Rimm (27. VII 1930-21. IX), Igor Roosaar (6. XI 1915-17. X), Elle Tikerpäe (30. XI 1935-7. III), Aurora Tippe (23. I 1913-2. I), Ilmar Torn (1. I 1921-10. I), Tõnu Tulev (26. V 1955-26. VII), Voldemar Vaga (29. VI 1899-22. II), Ingi Vaher (31. V 1930-24. X), Aksel Vallaste (6. VI 1918-13. XII), Bernard Buffet (10. VII 1928-4. X), Raimo Kanerva (22. VIII 1941-17. IX).

  14. What does it means to be a critical scholar? A metalogue between science education doctoral students

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    Cian, Heidi; Dsouza, Nikeetha; Lyons, Renee; Alston, Daniel

    2017-06-01

    This manuscript is written in response to Lydia Burke and Jesse Bazzul's article Locating a space of criticality as new scholars in science education. As doctoral students finding our place in the culture of science education, we respond by discussing our journeys towards the development of a scholarly identity, with particular focus on whether or how we see ourselves as critical scholars. Since each of us authoring this paper has a different perspective, a metalogue format is utilized to ensure all of our voices and journeys are represented. We use the Burke and Bazzul article as a platform for conversations about challenges faced for emerging scholars in the field of science education and explore how we see our role in responding to these challenges. Specifically, we discuss the barriers to publication, dissemination of research to practitioners, and how to approach these problems from a grounding in critical theory. As a result of our conversations, we conclude that there is a need to reshape the field of science education to invite more unorthodox research perspectives, methodologies, and publication formats. To do so, the issues we explore require a continued conversation between emerging scholars, practicing researchers, and practicing educators.

  15. Interventions for postnatal depression assessing the mother–infant relationship and child developmental outcomes: a systematic review

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Zoe-Lydia Tsivos,1 Rachel Calam,1 Matthew R Sanders,1,2 Anja Wittkowski1 1School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; 2Parenting and Family Support Center, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Abstract: Postnatal depression (PND has negative effects on maternal well-being as well as implications for the mother–infant relationship, subsequent infant development, and family functioning. There is growing evidence demonstrating that PND impacts on a mother’s ability to interact with sensitivity and responsiveness as a caregiver, which may have implications for the infant’s development of self-regulatory skills, making the infant more vulnerable to later psychopathology. Given the possible intergenerational transmission of risk to the infant, the mother–infant relationship is a focus for treatment and research. However, few studies have assessed the effect of treatment on the mother–infant relationship and child developmental outcomes. The main aim of this paper was to conduct a systematic review and investigate effect sizes of interventions for PND, which assess the quality of the mother–infant dyad relationship and/or child outcomes in addition to maternal mood. Nineteen studies were selected for review, and their methodological quality was evaluated, where possible, effect sizes across maternal mood, quality of dyadic relationship, and child developmental outcomes were calculated. Finally, clinical implications in the treatment of PND are highlighted and recommendations made for further research. Keywords: postnatal depression, infant development, intervention, dyad, mother–infant relationship, systematic review

  16. What does it means to be a critical scholar? A metalogue between science education doctoral students

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    Cian, Heidi; Dsouza, Nikeetha; Lyons, Renee; Alston, Daniel

    2016-04-01

    This manuscript is written in response to Lydia Burke and Jesse Bazzul's article Locating a space of criticality as new scholars in science education. As doctoral students finding our place in the culture of science education, we respond by discussing our journeys towards the development of a scholarly identity, with particular focus on whether or how we see ourselves as critical scholars. Since each of us authoring this paper has a different perspective, a metalogue format is utilized to ensure all of our voices and journeys are represented. We use the Burke and Bazzul article as a platform for conversations about challenges faced for emerging scholars in the field of science education and explore how we see our role in responding to these challenges. Specifically, we discuss the barriers to publication, dissemination of research to practitioners, and how to approach these problems from a grounding in critical theory. As a result of our conversations, we conclude that there is a need to reshape the field of science education to invite more unorthodox research perspectives, methodologies, and publication formats. To do so, the issues we explore require a continued conversation between emerging scholars, practicing researchers, and practicing educators.

  17. Internal models direct dragonfly interception steering.

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    Mischiati, Matteo; Lin, Huai-Ti; Herold, Paul; Imler, Elliot; Olberg, Robert; Leonardo, Anthony

    2015-01-15

    Sensorimotor control in vertebrates relies on internal models. When extending an arm to reach for an object, the brain uses predictive models of both limb dynamics and target properties. Whether invertebrates use such models remains unclear. Here we examine to what extent prey interception by dragonflies (Plathemis lydia), a behaviour analogous to targeted reaching, requires internal models. By simultaneously tracking the position and orientation of a dragonfly's head and body during flight, we provide evidence that interception steering is driven by forward and inverse models of dragonfly body dynamics and by models of prey motion. Predictive rotations of the dragonfly's head continuously track the prey's angular position. The head-body angles established by prey tracking appear to guide systematic rotations of the dragonfly's body to align it with the prey's flight path. Model-driven control thus underlies the bulk of interception steering manoeuvres, while vision is used for reactions to unexpected prey movements. These findings illuminate the computational sophistication with which insects construct behaviour.

  18. Modeling in the Classroom: An Evolving Learning Tool

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    Few, A. A.; Marlino, M. R.; Low, R.

    2006-12-01

    Among the early programs (early 1990s) focused on teaching Earth System Science were the Global Change Instruction Program (GCIP) funded by NSF through UCAR and the Earth System Science Education Program (ESSE) funded by NASA through USRA. These two programs introduced modeling as a learning tool from the beginning, and they provided workshops, demonstrations and lectures for their participating universities. These programs were aimed at university-level education. Recently, classroom modeling is experiencing a revival of interest. Drs John Snow and Arthur Few conducted two workshops on modeling at the ESSE21 meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, in August 2005. The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) at http://www.dlese.org provides web access to STELLA models and tutorials, and UCAR's Education and Outreach (EO) program holds workshops that include training in modeling. An important innovation to the STELLA modeling software by isee systems, http://www.iseesystems.com, called "isee Player" is available as a free download. The Player allows users to view and run STELLA models, change model parameters, share models with colleagues and students, and make working models available on the web. This is important because the expert can create models, and the user can learn how the modeled system works. Another aspect of this innovation is that the educational benefits of modeling concepts can be extended throughout most of the curriculum. The procedure for building a working computer model of an Earth Science System follows this general format: (1) carefully define the question(s) for which you seek the answer(s); (2) identify the interacting system components and inputs contributing to the system's behavior; (3) collect the information and data that will be required to complete the conceptual model; (4) construct a system diagram (graphic) of the system that displays all of system's central questions, components, relationships and required inputs. At this stage

  19. A color-period diagram for the open cluster M 48 (NGC 2548), and its rotational age

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    Barnes, Sydney A.; Weingrill, Joerg; Granzer, Thomas; Spada, Federico; Strassmeier, Klaus G.

    2015-11-01

    Rotation periods are increasingly being used to derive ages for cool single field stars. Such ages are based on an empirical understanding of how cool stars spin down, acquired by constructing color-period diagrams (CPDs) for a series of open clusters. Our main aims here are to construct a CPD for M 48, to compare this with other clusters of similar age to check for consistency, and to derive a rotational age for M 48 using gyrochronology. We monitored M 48 photometrically for over 2 months with AIP's STELLA I 1.2 m telescope and the WiFSIP 4K imager in Tenerife. Light curves with 3 mmag precision for bright (V ~ 14 mag) stars were produced and then analysed to provide rotation periods. A cluster CPD has then been constructed. We report 62 rotation periods for cool stars in M 48. The CPD displays a clear slow/I-sequence of rotating stars, similar to those seen in the 625 Myr-old Hyades and 590 Myr-old Praesepe clusters, and below both, confirming that M 48 is younger. A similar comparison with the 250 Myr-old M 34 cluster shows that M 48 is older and does not possess any fast/C-sequence G or early K stars like those in M 34, although relatively fast rotators do seem to be present among the late-K and M stars. A more detailed comparison of the CPD with rotational evolution models shows that the cluster stars have a mean age of 450 Myr, and its (rotating) stars can be individually dated to ± 117 Myr (26%). Much of this uncertainty stems from intrinsic astrophysical spread in initial periods, and almost all stars are consistent with a single age of 450 Myr. The gyro-age of M 48 as a whole is 450 ± 50 Myr, in agreement with the previously determined isochrone age of 400 ± 100 Myr. Based on data obtained with the STELLA robotic telescopes in Tenerife, an AIP facility jointly operated by AIP and IAC; this paper presents results for the STELLA Open Cluster Survey (SOCS).Appendices A and B are available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.orgThe cluster photometry

  20. Síntesis de monografías de grado: presentadas en el departamento de psicología de la universidad nacional

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    Rodríguez de R. Doralda. "Influencia del intervalo de anticipación y de la significación del material verbal sobre la retención en jóvenes y ancianos" / Rico de B. Dolores M. y Guevara R. Stella I. "Efecto de la lesión cortical sobre la capacidad de canal en tareas de generación". / Uribe P. Beatriz E. y Angel de P. María E. "Pruebas psicofísicas diferenciales para pesos y texturas en sujetos diestros y zurdos" / Páez C. Martha L. "Estudio comparativo de la formación. de conceptos entre perso...

  1. CyberLondon: A Virtual City for the Posthuman? Literary Reflections on the Changing Patterns of our Relationship with the Metropolis in the Information Era.

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1807-9288.2009v5n2p188 This paper explores the changing patterns of our relationship with the metropolis from the perspective of London-based writers that have shown an interest for cyberculture (Matt Whyman, Stella Duffy, Pat Cadigan, China Miéville. Taking as point of departure the collection of Internet stories edited by Maxim Jakubowski with authors from a variety of fields, including crime, mystery, science-fiction, fantasy, and even erotica, this paper will analyze how popular literature has understood the role of the city of London and its social networks in the new informational society. The theoretical approach used to read these short stories is indebted to the ideas of urban theorist and sociologist Manuel Castells and cyberculture theorist Donna Haraway.

  2. Time-series Doppler images and surface differential rotation of the effectively-single rapidly-rotating K-giant KU Pegasi

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    Kővári, Zs; Strassmeier, K G; Carroll, T A; Weber, M; Kriskovics, L; Oláh, K; Vida, K; Granzer, T

    2016-01-01

    According to most stellar dynamo theories, differential rotation (DR) plays a crucial role for the generation of toroidal magnetic fields. Numerical models predict surface differential rotation to be anti-solar for rapidly-rotating giant stars, i.e., their surface angular velocity could increase with stellar latitude. However, surface differential rotation has been derived only for a handful of individual giant stars to date. The spotted surface of the K-giant KU Pegasi is investigated in order to detect its time evolution and quantify surface differential rotation. We present altogether 11 Doppler images from spectroscopic data collected with the robotic telescope STELLA between 2006--2011. All maps are obtained with the surface reconstruction code iMap. Differential rotation is extracted from these images by detecting systematic (latitude-dependent) spot displacements. We apply a cross-correlation technique to find the best differential rotation law. The surface of KU Peg shows cool spots at all latitudes a...

  3. Uus Eesti disain / Silvia Pärmann

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    Pärmann, Silvia

    2016-01-01

    Allan Prooso, Argo Männiku ja Kalmer Alliku (HOOG) disainitud riiulid. Liis Lindmaa ja Anatoli Tafitšuki disainitud kassimaja Juno. Anni Varmi puidust lõikelauad, Toivo Raidmetsa tool Arike, Maria Kalmu vineerist prossid, Jaanus Orgusaare kapp Rolling. Merili Sule ja Petrica Artene (StenCilit) disainitud seinašabloonid. Merlin Tiiveli (NION design) käsitsi valmistatud sisustuaksessuaarid (korvid, vaibad, kott-toolid). Margus Triibmanni toolvalgusti Cranberry, Stella Soomlaisi naturaalsest nahast käekotid. Kristjan Rabi, Janno Roodi, Veljo Viikanti (Aegaon) disainitud käekellad. Mari Saani, Mariana Laane (stuudio Nüüd) keraamika. Silver Tibbingi pakendikujundused Sõsara kosmeetikatoodetele, Elena Volki ja Eveliis Salaka Helge Kodu ruumiparfüümid. Kerly Kaljuste ja Anu Rajamäe (KOOSdisain) kodutekstiilid. Meelis Undi ja Mari Otsa (WolfBerry) lastemööbel

  4. Bibliographie

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    Vasco Mariz - « Villa-Lobos » - Seghers, Paris, 1967. Lisa Peppercorn - « Villa-Lobos, Leben und Werk des brasilianischen Komponisten », Zurich, 1972. Larousse de la Musique - Rubriques « Brésil », « Villa-Lobos » et notices traitant des principales œuvres à titres. Paris, 1982. Pierre Vidal - « Heitor Villa-Lobos et l’âme brésilienne », « Diapason » numéro 322, décembre 1986. Luis Paulo Horta - « Villa-Lobos, ediçao do centenario », Musée Villa-Lobos, Rio de Janeiro, 1987. Anna-Stella Schic ...

  5. The basic approach to the performance test of the ALIP for GENIV sodium fast reactor

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    Kim, H. R.; Lee, Y. B.

    2016-08-01

    The annular linear induction electromagnetic pump (ALIP) with the flowrate of 900 L/min and the developed pressure of 4 bar has been designed by electric equivalent circuit analysis. It was fabricated by the consideration of materials compatible to the sodium environment of high temperature. Basic characteristic test of the ALIP was carried out in advance for its installation to the integral effect TEst Loop for safety simuLation and Assessment (STELLA) loop to confirm the sodium-thermo-hydraulic components. The test showed that the magnetic field had been linearly increased when the input current was increased, where input current and voltage had represented linear relation each other. The generated electromagnetic force was proportionate to the square of the applied current. The velocity of the aluminium pipe was proportionally increased when the input current was increased. It was verified that the basic characteristic of the ALIP showed a good accordance with the theoretical calculation.

  6. 打造世界一流的教学型大学:马里兰学院大学的远大目标及创新实践

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    黄丹青

    2012-01-01

    本刊2007年曾就中国远程教育工作者关心的马里兰学院大学(University Of Maryland UniversityCollege*,以下简称“UMUC”)的远程教育质量保证、教师队伍建设和在线学习课程管理等话题采访了UMUC校长Susan C. Aldridge博士,以及该校负责远程教育硕士学位(Master of Distance Educa-tion,以下简称“MDE”)课程的Stella C. S. Porto博士。

  7. Binary Black Holes in Dense Star Clusters: Exploring the Theoretical Uncertainties

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    Chatterjee, Sourav; Rasio, Frederic A

    2016-01-01

    Recent theoretical studies with N-body simulations predict that large numbers of stellar black holes (BHs) could remain bound to some globular clusters (GCs) at present, and merging BH--BH binaries are produced dynamically in significant numbers. Here we systematically vary model assumptions within existing uncertainties and study their effects on the evolution of BHs in GCs and the final structural properties of GCs. We use a parallel Monte Carlo code, which provides much higher computational speed than direct N-body codes, thereby allowing large numbers of models to be computed. We find that variations in initial assumptions can set otherwise identical initial clusters on completely different evolutionary paths, significantly affecting their observable properties at present, or even affecting the cluster's very survival to the present. However, these changes usually do not affect the numbers or properties of merging BH--BH binaries produced by GCs. The only exception is that varying assumptions about stella...

  8. Uus Eesti disain / Silvia Pärmann

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    Pärmann, Silvia

    2016-01-01

    Allan Prooso, Argo Männiku ja Kalmer Alliku (HOOG) disainitud riiulid. Liis Lindmaa ja Anatoli Tafitšuki disainitud kassimaja Juno. Anni Varmi puidust lõikelauad, Toivo Raidmetsa tool Arike, Maria Kalmu vineerist prossid, Jaanus Orgusaare kapp Rolling. Merili Sule ja Petrica Artene (StenCilit) disainitud seinašabloonid. Merlin Tiiveli (NION design) käsitsi valmistatud sisustuaksessuaarid (korvid, vaibad, kott-toolid). Margus Triibmanni toolvalgusti Cranberry, Stella Soomlaisi naturaalsest nahast käekotid. Kristjan Rabi, Janno Roodi, Veljo Viikanti (Aegaon) disainitud käekellad. Mari Saani, Mariana Laane (stuudio Nüüd) keraamika. Silver Tibbingi pakendikujundused Sõsara kosmeetikatoodetele, Elena Volki ja Eveliis Salaka Helge Kodu ruumiparfüümid. Kerly Kaljuste ja Anu Rajamäe (KOOSdisain) kodutekstiilid. Meelis Undi ja Mari Otsa (WolfBerry) lastemööbel

  9. Spectral disentangling with Spectangular

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    Sablowski, Daniel P.; Weber, Michael

    2017-01-01

    The paper introduces the software Spectangular for spectral disentangling via singular value decomposition with global optimisation of the orbital parameters of the stellar system or radial velocities of the individual observations. We will describe the procedure and the different options implemented in our program. Furthermore, we will demonstrate the performance and the applicability using tests on artificial data. Additionally, we use high-resolution spectra of Capella to demonstrate the performance of our code on real-world data. The novelty of this package is the implemented global optimisation algorithm and the graphical user interface (GUI) for ease of use. We have implemented the code to tackle SB1 and SB2 systems with the option of also dealing with telluric (static) lines. Based in part on data obtained with the STELLA robotic telescope in Tenerife, an AIP facility jointly operated by AIP and IAC.

  10. Satellite laser ranging experiment with sub-centimeter single-shot ranging precision at Shanghai Observatory

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    YANG; Fumin(杨福民); CHEN; Wanzhen(陈婉珍); ZHANG; Zhongping(张忠萍); CHEN; Juping(陈菊平); HU; Jingfu(扈荆夫); LI; Xin(李鑫); I.; Prochazka; K.; Hamal

    2003-01-01

    The Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, incollaboration with the Czech Technical University, carried out the experiment of satellite laser ranging with sub-centimeter precision in Shanghai in August 2001. A pico-second event timer was used for the measurement of the time interval between the transmitted and returned laser pulses for Lageos 1, 2, Starlette, Stella, Topex/Poseiden and ERS-2 in coordination with the existing laser transmitting and receiving system at the Shanghai Observatory. The analysis of the measurement showed that the single-shot ranging precision with these satellites is 7-8 mm. In order to compare ranging precision, the existing ranging system has tracked simultaneously these satellites and obtained the ranging precision of 12-15 mm. It means that the ranging precision with the new system is 80% better thanthe existing system. The systematic biases with the existing system have also been checked in the experiment.

  11. A fast and portable Re-Implementation of Piskunov and Valenti's Optimal-Extraction Algorithm with improved Cosmic-Ray Removal and Optimal Sky Subtraction

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    Ritter, A; Parker, Q A

    2013-01-01

    We present a fast and portable re-implementation of Piskunov and Valenti's optimal-extraction algorithm (Piskunov & Valenti, 2002} in C/C++ together with full uncertainty propagation, improved cosmic-ray removal, and an optimal background-subtraction algorithm. This re-implementation can be used with IRAF and most existing data-reduction packages and leads to signal-to-noise ratios close to the Poisson limit. The algorithm is very stable, operates on spectra from a wide range of instruments (slit spectra and fibre feeds), and has been extensively tested for VLT/UVES, ESO/CES, ESO/FEROS, NTT/EMMI, NOT/ALFOSC, STELLA/SES, SSO/WiFeS, and finally, P60/SEDM-IFU data.

  12. Fisica solare

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    Degl’Innocenti, Egidio Landi

    2008-01-01

    Il volume è un'introduzione alla Fisica Solare che si propone lo scopo di illustrare alla persona che intende avvicinarsi a questa disciplina (studenti, dottori di ricerca, ricercatori) i meccanismi fisici che stanno alla base della complessa fenomenologia osservata sulla stella a noi più vicina. Il volume non ha la pretesa di essere esauriente (basta pensare che la fisica solare spazia su un gran numero di discipline, quali la Fisica Nucleare, la Termodinamica, L'Elettrodinamica, la Fisica Atomica e Molecolare, la Spettoscopia in tutte le bande dello spettro elettromagnetico, la Magnetoidrodinamica, la Fisica del Plasma, lo sviluppo di nuova strumentazione, l'Ottica, ecc.). Piuttosto, sono stati scelti un numero di argomenti di rilevanza fondamentale nello studio presente del Sole (soprattutto nei riguardi delle osservazioni da terra con grandi telescopi) e su tali argomenti si è cercato di dare una panoramica generale, inclusiva dell'evoluzione storica, senza scendere in soverchi dettagli. Siccome la Fis...

  13. How Environment Affects Galaxy Metallicity through Stripping and Formation History: Lessons from the Illustris Simulation

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    Genel, Shy

    2016-01-01

    Recent studies found higher galaxy metallicities in richer environments. It is not yet clear, however, whether metallicity-environment dependencies are merely an indirect consequence of environmentally-dependent formation histories, or of environment-related processes affecting metallicity directly. Here we present a first detailed study of metallicity-environment correlations in a cosmological hydrodynamical simulation, in particular the Illustris simulation. Illustris galaxies display similar relations to those observed. Utilizing knowledge of simulated formation histories, and leveraging the large simulation volume, we construct galaxy samples of satellites and centrals that are matched in formation histories. This allows us to find that ~1/3 of the metallicity-environment correlation is due to different formation histories in different environments. This is a combined effect of satellites (in particular in denser environments) having average lower z=0 star-formation rates (SFRs), and of their older stella...

  14. Síntesis de monografías de grado: presentadas en el departamento de psicología de la universidad nacional

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    Revista, Colombiana de Psicología

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    Rodríguez de R. Doralda. "Influencia del intervalo de anticipación y de la significación del material verbal sobre la retención en jóvenes y ancianos" / Rico de B. Dolores M. y Guevara R. Stella I. "Efecto de la lesión cortical sobre la capacidad de canal en tareas de generación". / Uribe P. Beatriz E. y Angel de P. María E. "Pruebas psicofísicas diferenciales para pesos y texturas en sujetos diestros y zurdos" / Páez C. Martha L. "Estudio comparativo de la formación. de conceptos entre perso...

  15. Developing Translingual and Transcultural Competence through Pedagogic Subtitling

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper expounds a language pedagogy that is framed within the ecological perspective on language learning elaborated by Leo van Lier (2000 Leo van Lier (2004 and Claire Kramsch (2009 and Claire Kramsch (2010 and adopts Maria Tymoczko’s (2007 holistic approach to cultural translation. Next, I report on a case study where the proposed methodology was integrated in the syllabus design of a 3-credit module I taught as part of a professional development course attended by secondary school EFL teachers at the University of Bari during the 2013-2014 academic year. Students analysed and translated salient scenes from the bilingual drama La stella che non c’è/The Missing Star (directed by Gianni Amelio, 2006. In so doing, they unveiled the connectedness between language and culture and how they both are “discursively constructed” in social contexts(van Lier, The Ecology 184.

  16. Scientific Information Policy Board 90th Meeting

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    Gigi Rolandi, sitting in the middle, chairing his last meeting of the Scientific Information Policy Board before his retirement. Rolandi was the chairman of the board from March 2006 until April 2017, a period that has seen lots of dynamics within the field of authoring, publishing and librarianship - both at CERN and beyond. In the first row from left to right: Eckhard Elsen (Director of Research), Jens Vigen (Head Librarian) Gigi Rolandi (SIPB Chair), Anita Hollier (Archivist) and Urs Wiedemann (Theory). In the second row from left to right: Nikos Kasioumis (Invited speaker), Alexander Kohls (Invited speaker), Stella Christodoulaki (Invited speaker), Nick Ellis (Chair CREB), Clara Troncon (ACCU), Annette Holtkamp (Scientific Information Service), Tim Smith (IT) Brigitte Bloch-Devaux (non-LHC experiments), Constantinos Loizides (ALICE), Thierry Stora (Engineering), John Jowett (Beams), Arjan Verweij (Technology), Anne Gentil-Beccot (Scientific Information Service), Fergus Wilson (LHCb), Ludmila Marian (Invit...

  17. First results of the experiment to search for double beta decay of 106Cd with 106CdWO4 crystal scintillator in coincidence with four crystals HPGe detector

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    Tretyak, V I; Bernabei, R; Brudanin, V B; Cappella, F; Caracciolo, V; Cerulli, R; Chernyak, D M; Danevich, F A; d'Angelo, S; Incicchitti, A; Laubenstein, M; Mokina, V M; Poda, D V; Polischuk, O G; Podviyanuk, R B; Tupitsyna, I A

    2013-01-01

    An experiment to search for double beta processes in 106Cd by using cadmium tungstate crystal scintillator enriched in 106Cd (106CdWO4) in coincidence with the four crystals HPGe detector GeMulti is in progress at the STELLA facility of the Gran Sasso underground laboratory of INFN (Italy). The 106CdWO4 scintillator is viewed by a low-background photomultiplier tube through a lead tungstate crystal light-guide produced from deeply purified archaeological lead to suppress gamma quanta from the photomultiplier tube. Here we report the first results of the experiment after 3233 hours of the data taking. A few new improved limits on double beta processes in 106Cd are obtained, in particular T1/2(2nuECb+) > 8.4e20 yr at 90% C.L.

  18. Search for double beta decay of {sup 136}Ce and {sup 138}Ce with HPGe gamma detector

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    Belli, P. [INFN sezione Roma “Tor Vergata”, I-00133 Rome (Italy); Bernabei, R., E-mail: rita.bernabei@roma2.infn.it [INFN sezione Roma “Tor Vergata”, I-00133 Rome (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, I-00133 Rome (Italy); Boiko, R.S. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Cappella, F. [INFN sezione Roma, I-00185 Rome (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, I-00185 Rome (Italy); Cerulli, R. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, I-67010 Assergi (AQ) (Italy); Danevich, F.A. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Incicchitti, A. [INFN sezione Roma, I-00185 Rome (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, I-00185 Rome (Italy); Kropivyansky, B.N. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Laubenstein, M. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, I-67010 Assergi (AQ) (Italy); Poda, D.V. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Polischuk, O.G.; Tretyak, V.I. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); INFN sezione Roma, I-00185 Rome (Italy)

    2014-10-15

    Search for double β decay of {sup 136}Ce and {sup 138}Ce was realized with 732 g of deeply purified cerium oxide sample measured over 1900 h with the help of an ultra-low background HPGe γ detector with a volume of 465 cm{sup 3} at the STELLA facility of the Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the INFN (Italy). New improved half-life limits on double beta processes in the cerium isotopes were set at the level of lim⁡T{sub 1/2}∼10{sup 17}–10{sup 18} yr; many of them are even two orders of magnitude larger than the best previous results.

  19. La geometria delle volte medievali e la percezione spaziale dell’architetto

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    Emiliano Della Bella

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La geometria intesa nelle sue accezioni più ampie ha accompagnato la figura dell’architetto e dell’erudito fin dai tempi più remoti. Una serie di disegni muti aventi per soggetto le volte a stella, raccolti nel Libretto di Dresda (1544-1567 dimostra il grande valore attribuito alla geometria da parte dei mason medievali. Velata anche da numerosi risvolti mistici, la conoscenza geometrica è tramanda da maestro a novizio nel più profondo riserbo. I disegni del Libretto, muti ai più, si esprimono con chiarezza cristallina a coloro che ne comprendono le meccaniche spaziali. Il ritrovamento di uno dei disegni originali di Marcello Piacentini per la cupola della Casa Madre dei Mutilati ed Invalidi di Guerra in Roma (1925-1928 può dimostrare come il ‘metodo di Dresda’ fosse ancora bagaglio culturale dell’architetto del XX secolo.

  20. The relationship between the anthocyanin and vitamin C contents of red-fleshed sweet cherries and the ability of fruit digests to reduce hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress in Caco-2 cells.

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    Leong, Sze Ying; Burritt, David J; Hocquel, Alice; Penberthy, Ari; Oey, Indrawati

    2017-07-15

    The present work investigated the bioprotective capacities of red-fleshed sweet cherry cultivars (Prunus avium; Lapins, Stella, Sweetheart and Staccato), with distinct differences in anthocyanins and vitamin C contents, on human intestinal Caco-2 cells exposed to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative stress. Three assays of cell health, the 3-(4,5-dimethythiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium-bromide cell viability assay, the lactate dehydrogenase membrane leakage assay and nitric oxide production, were used to determine if these cherry digests differed in their ability to protect Caco-2 cells from H2O2. Cells treated with digests from cherries identified as containing high anthocyanins provided the greatest protection against H2O2. A strong linear correlation (-0.82stress than vitamin C.

  1. [Pro Matre: an archive and sources on the history of motherhood in Rio de Janeiro].

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    Barreto, Maria Renilda Nery

    2011-12-01

    Inaugurated in February 1919 to provide assistance to mothers and children from underprivileged social groups, the nearly century-old Maternidade Pro Matre maternity hospital was an initiative of physician and philanthropist Fernando Magalhães and of feminist Stella de Carvalho Guerra Duval, with the support of society women from Rio de Janeiro. Its creation was part of a mother-child assistance movement that historiography now calls the 'maternalist project,' which was based on the notion of the cultural inseparability of mother and child. The sources available at Pro Matre's institutional archive open up research possibilities in the field of mother-child assistance in Rio de Janeiro and, by extension, Brazil.

  2. On rapid migration and accretion within disks around supermassive black holes

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    McKernan, B; Lyra, W; Perets, H B; Winter, L M; Yaqoob, T

    2011-01-01

    Galactic nuclei should contain a cluster of stars and compact objects in the vicinity of the central supermassive black hole due to stellar evolution, minor mergers and gravitational dynamical friction. By analogy with protoplanetary migration, nuclear cluster objects (NCOs) can migrate in the accretion disks that power active galactic nuclei by exchanging angular momentum with disk gas. Here we show that an individual NCO undergoing runaway outward migration comparable to Type III protoplanetary migration can generate an accretion rate corresponding to Seyfert AGN or quasar luminosities. Multiple migrating NCOs in an AGN disk can dominate traditional viscous disk accretion and at large disk radii, ensemble NCO migration and accretion could provide sufficient heating to prevent the gravitational instability from consuming disk gas in star formation. The magnitude and energy of the X-ray soft excess observed at ~0.1-1keV in Seyfert AGN could be explained by a small population of ~10^{2}-10^{3} accreting stella...

  3. Bibliographie

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    Vasco Mariz - « Villa-Lobos » - Seghers, Paris, 1967. Lisa Peppercorn - « Villa-Lobos, Leben und Werk des brasilianischen Komponisten », Zurich, 1972. Larousse de la Musique - Rubriques « Brésil », « Villa-Lobos » et notices traitant des principales œuvres à titres. Paris, 1982. Pierre Vidal - « Heitor Villa-Lobos et l’âme brésilienne », « Diapason » numéro 322, décembre 1986. Luis Paulo Horta - « Villa-Lobos, ediçao do centenario », Musée Villa-Lobos, Rio de Janeiro, 1987. Anna-Stella Schic ...

  4. Constraining the Radiation and Plasma Environment of the Kepler Circumbinary Habitable Zone Planets

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    Zuluaga, Jorge I; Cuartas, Pablo A

    2015-01-01

    The remarkable discovery of many planets and candidates using the Kepler telescope even includes ten planets orbiting eight binaries. Three out of the eight, Kepler 16, Kepler 47, and KIC 9632895, have at least one planet in the circumbinary habitable zone (BHZ). In previous work (Mason et al. 2013), we investigated the potential habitability of Earth-like circumbinary planets. In particular, we highlighted the role of mutual stellar tidal interaction and the resulting impact on terrestrial planet habitability. The Kepler binaries with planets in the BHZ are studied in order to constrain the high energy radiation and plasma environment of potentially habitable circumbinary planets. The limits of the BHZ in these binaries as a function of time are estimated and the habitability lifetime is calculated. A self-consistent model of the evolution of stellar rotation including the effect of tidal interaction is key to establishing the plasma and radiation environment. A comprehensive model of the evolution of stella...

  5. A Fast and Portable Reimplementation of Piskunov and Valenti’s Optimal-Extraction Algorithm with Improved Cosmic-Ray Removal and Optimal Sky Subtraction

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    Ritter, A.; Hyde, E. A.; Parker, Q. A.

    2014-02-01

    We present a fast and portable re-implementation of Piskunov and Valenti's optimal-extraction algorithm (Piskunov & Valenti, 2002} in C/C++ together with full uncertainty propagation, improved cosmic-ray removal, and an optimal background-subtraction algorithm. This re-implementation can be used with IRAF and most existing data-reduction packages and leads to signal-to-noise ratios close to the Poisson limit. The algorithm is very stable, operates on spectra from a wide range of instruments (slit spectra and fibre feeds), and has been extensively tested for VLT/UVES, ESO/CES, ESO/FEROS, NTT/EMMI, NOT/ALFOSC, STELLA/SES, SSO/WiFeS, and finally, P60/SEDM-IFU data.

  6. Perspectives Gained in an Evaluation of Uncertainty, Sensitivity, and Decision Analysis Software

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    Davis, F.J.; Helton, J.C.

    1999-02-24

    The following software packages for uncertainty, sensitivity, and decision analysis were reviewed and also tested with several simple analysis problems: Crystal Ball, RiskQ, SUSA-PC, Analytica, PRISM, Ithink, Stella, LHS, STEPWISE, and JMP. Results from the review and test problems are presented. The study resulted in the recognition of the importance of four considerations in the selection of a software package: (1) the availability of an appropriate selection of distributions, (2) the ease with which data flows through the input sampling, model evaluation, and output analysis process, (3) the type of models that can be incorporated into the analysis process, and (4) the level of confidence in the software modeling and results.

  7. Can pair-instability supernova models match the observations of superluminous supernovae?

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    Kozyreva, Alexandra

    2015-01-01

    An increasing number of so-called superluminous supernovae (SLSNe) are discovered. It is believed that at least some of them with slowly fading light curves originate in stellar explosions induced by the pair instability mechanism. Recent stellar evolution models naturally predict pair instability supernovae (PISNe) from very massive stars at wide range of metallicities (up to Z=0.006, Yusof et al. 2013). In the scope of this study we analyse whether PISN models can match the observational properties of SLSNe with various light curve shapes. Specifically, we explore the influence of different degrees of macroscopic chemical mixing in PISN explosive products on the resulting observational properties. We artificially apply mixing to the 250 Msun PISN evolutionary model from Kozyreva et al. (2014) and explore its supernova evolution with the one-dimensional radiation hydrodynamics code STELLA. The greatest success in matching SLSN observations is achieved in the case of an extreme macroscopic mixing, where all r...

  8. Manipulations of Double Electron Beams within One RF Period for Seeded SM-LWFA Experiment

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    Zhou, Feng; Cline, David B; Kimura, Wayne D; Yakimenko, Vitaly

    2005-01-01

    Although seeded SM-LWFA only requires one electron beam to initiate the laser wakefield, it would be highly desirable to have a second electron beam traveling after the first one to probe the accelerated electrons. To create and preserve significant amount of wakefield in the STELLA SM-LWFA experiment, the first e-beam needs to be tiny (<40 microns FWHM) in size and short in length within the plasma. To probe the wakefield which is damped within 10 ps for certain plasma density, the separation between the first and second beams needs to be within one RF period and the second e-beam must have smaller energy spread and smaller size. Design of double beams in one RF period to meet the strict requirements and the preliminary beam study at BNL-ATF facility are presented. The scheme of double beams with ATF bunch compressor is also discussed.

  9. New positioning of Litesse——synchronizing with food industry development%利体素:新形象新定位——与食品工业的发展同步

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    王迅

    2006-01-01

    随着食品工业的发展,以及消费者的健康意识的增长,我们发现,很多老原料有了新的功能,利体素(改性聚葡萄糖)就是很好的例子.本文阐述了利体素如何从低热量填充剂演变成优异的水溶性膳食纤维和益生元,也会提及利体素的技术特性.New positioning of Litesse——synchronizing with food industry developmentStella Wang(Sweetener Business Director,Danisco China)

  10. A Multibunch Plasma Wakefield Accelerator

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    Kallos, Efthymios; Ben-Zvi, Ilan; Katsouleas, Thomas C; Kimura, Wayne D; Kusche, Karl; Muggli, Patric; Pavlishin, Igor; Pogorelsky, Igor; Yakimenko, Vitaly; Zhou, Feng

    2005-01-01

    We investigate a plasma wakefield acceleration scheme where a train of electron microbunches feeds into a high density plasma. When the microbunch train enters such a plasma that has a corresponding plasma wavelength equal to the microbunch separation distance, a strong wakefield is expected to be resonantly driven to an amplitude that is at least one order of magnitude higher than that using an unbunched beam. PIC simulations have been performed using the beamline parameters of the Brookhaven National Laboratory Accelerator Test Facility operating in the configuration of the STELLA inverse free electron laser (IFEL) experiment. A 65 MeV electron beam is modulated by a 10.6 um CO2 laser beam via an IFEL interaction. This produces a train of ~90 microbunches separated by the laser wavelength. In this paper, we present both a simple theoretical treatment and simulation results that demonstrate promising results for the multibunch technique as a plasma-based accelerator.

  11. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Robotic view of 67P perihelion (Snodgrass+, 2016)

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    Snodgrass, C.; Opitom, C.; de Val-Borro, M.; Jehin, E.; Manfroid, J.; Lister, T.; Marchant, J.; Jones, G. H.; Fitzsimmons, A.; Steele, I. A.; Smith, R. J.; Jermak, H.; Granzer, T.; Meech, K. J.; Rousselot, P.; Levasseur-Regourd, A.-C.

    2016-09-01

    Tables listing the observations of comet 67P taken around its 2015 perihelion, using various robotic telescopes, and the resulting R-band photometry from these observations. Telescopes used are the 2m Liverpool Telescope, La Palma, the 1.2m STELLA telescope, Tenerife, the 0.6m TRAPPIST telescope, La Silla, and the network of 1m and 2m telescopes operated by Las Cumbres Global Telescope network (LCOGT) at the CTIO, Sutherland, McDonald and Siding Spring observatories. Photometry is measured in an aperture with radius equal to 10000km at the distance of the comet. object.dat : -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Code Name Elem q e i H1 d AU deg mag -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 67P P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 2454890.5 1.2465141 0.6401757 7.040861 11.63 (2 data files).

  12. Spatial root distribution of plants growing in vertical media for use in living walls

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    Jørgensen, Lars; Dresbøll, Dorte Bodin; Thorup-Kristensen, Kristian

    2014-01-01

    Background and Aims: For plants growing in living walls, the growth potential is correlated to the roots ability to utilize resources in all parts of the growing medium and thereby to the spatial root distribution. The aim of the study was to test how spatial root distribution was affected...... by growing medium, planting position and competition from other plants. Methods: Five species (Campanula poscharskyana cv. 'Stella', Fragaria vesca cv. 'Småland', Geranium sanguineum cv. 'Max Frei', Sesleria heufleriana and Veronica officinalis cv. 'Allgrün') were grown in three growing media (coir and two...... of growing medium, plant species and planting position is important for a living wall as it affects the spatial root growth of the plants. © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland....

  13. A EPÊNTESE DO FOMEMA “I” NAS FLEXÕES VERBAIS.

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    Entendemos por epêntese o metaplasmo por acréscimo que consisteem inserir-se fonema no meio da palavra.Exemplo: stella>estrela.Nas flexões verbais, especificamente, a inserção do fonema “i”em verbos terminados em EAR ocorre quando, nas suas formas rizotônicas,(acentuação tônica sobre a raiz do vocábulo) transforma-se o “e” doradical em “ei”:Isto ocorre nas três pessoas do singular e na terceira pessoa doplural do presente do indicativo e do subjuntivo; fenômeno idêntico verifica-se nas for...

  14. TEM turbulence optimisation in stellarators

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    Proll, J H E; Xanthopoulos, P; Lazerson, S A; Faber, B J

    2015-01-01

    With the advent of neoclassically optimised stellarators, optimising stellarators for turbulent transport is an important next step. The reduction of ion-temperature-gradient-driven turbulence has been achieved via shaping of the magnetic field, and the reduction of trapped-electron mode (TEM) turbulence is adressed in the present paper. Recent analytical and numerical findings suggest TEMs are stabilised when a large fraction of trapped particles experiences favourable bounce-averaged curvature. This is the case for example in Wendelstein 7-X [C.D. Beidler $\\textit{et al}$ Fusion Technology $\\bf{17}$, 148 (1990)] and other Helias-type stellarators. Using this knowledge, a proxy function was designed to estimate the TEM dynamics, allowing optimal configurations for TEM stability to be determined with the STELLOPT [D.A. Spong $\\textit{et al}$ Nucl. Fusion $\\bf{41}$, 711 (2001)] code without extensive turbulence simulations. A first proof-of-principle optimised equilibrium stemming from the TEM-dominated stella...

  15. La regla de conflicto y la definición de los puntos de conexión

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    Ruben Santos Belandro

    2013-01-01

    Hace ya algunas décadas la Profesora Stella Córdoba escribía un artículo profusamente consultado por estudiantes y operadores jurídicos, que se centraba sobre la definición y el alcance del punto de conexión domicilio, cuando éste es utilizado por la regla de conflicto de leyes o de jurisdicciones.Hoy creemos oportuno volver a visitar el tema por dos motivos: uno de ellos es el deseo de constatar si en un mundo cada vez más complejo como el que vivimos, el análisis realizadopor la colega en l...

  16. 从电影《刮痧》透视中西方面子观的差异

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    李惠胤

    2013-01-01

    《刮痧》是一部颇具代表性的反映中西文化差异的影片,片中充分展现了中西文化的冲突和融合。通过用Goffman的面子定义和Stella Ting -Toomey的面子协商理论分析了影片中表现出来的中西方面子观的差异,并进一步分析了因对面子观的不同理解而造成的交际障碍和文化隔阂,希望能为促进中西文化交流提供借鉴。

  17. Simple metal model for predicting uptake and chemical processes in sewage-fed aquaculture ecosystem

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    Azanu, David; Jorgensen, Sven Erik; Darko, Godfred;

    2016-01-01

    This paper shows how a model can be used as an experimental tool to assess the processes in aqua chemistry that should be included in the model. The STELLA software was used to study the uptake of Cd, Pb, Cr, Cu and Hg from sewage-fed aquaculture. Model calibration revealed that feeding rate of 15......% was the best, which is also in accordance to the fish growth. The ratio of fish food was also calibrated to be 70% due to a food chain in the water and 30% due to a food chain in the sediment. This gave the lowest uncertainty of the model. The simple metal model was working acceptably well for Pb, Cu and Cd...... but not working properly for chromium and mercury. Additional processes, including precipitation of chromium and bio-magnification of methylmercury were introduced to explain concentration of chromium and mercury in fish. Comparison of measured and predicted metal concentration used for validation gave a linear...

  18. Gamma Efficiency Simulations towards Coincidence Measurements for Fusion Cross Sections

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    Heine, M.; Courtin, S.; Fruet, G.; Jenkins, D. G.; Montanari, D.; Morris, L.; Regan, P. H.; Rudigier, M.; Symochko, D.

    2016-10-01

    With the experimental station STELLA (STELlar LAboratory) we will measure fusion cross sections of astrophysical relevance making use of the coincident detection of charged particles and gamma rays for background reduction. For the measurement of gamma rays from the de-excitation of fusion products a compact array of 36 UK FATIMA LaBr3 detectors is designed based on efficiency studies with Geant4. The photo peak efficiency in the region of interest compares to other gamma detection systems used in this field. The features of the internal decay of 138La is used in a background study to obtain an online calibration of the gamma detectors. Background data are fit to the Monte Carlo model of the self activity assuming crude exponential behavior of external background. Accuracy in the region of interest is of the order of some keV in this first study.

  19. Dazl Promotes Germ Cell Differentiation from Embryonic Stem Cells

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    Zhuo Yu; Ping Ji; Jinping Cao; Shu Zhu; Yao Li; Lin Zheng; Xuejin Chen; Lixin Feng

    2009-01-01

    It has been demonstrated that through the formation of embryoid bodies (Ebs) germ cells can be derived from embryonic stem (ES) cells. Here, we describe a transgene expression approach to derive germ cells directly from ES cells in vitro without EB formation. Through the ectopic expression of Deleted in Azoospermia-Like (Dazl), a germ cell-specific RNA-binding protein,both motile tailed-sperm and oocytes were induced from mouse ES (mES) cells in culture. Furthermore, transient overexpression of Dazl led to suppression of Nanog but induced germ cell nuclear antigen in mES cells. Dazl knockdown resulted in reduction in the expression of germ cell markers including Stella, MVH and Prdm1. Our study indicates that Dazl is a master gene controlling germ cell differentiation and that ectopic expression of Dazl promotes the dynamic differentiation of mouse ES cells into gametes in vitro.

  20. Pianeti tra le note appunti di un astronomo divulgatore

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    Adamo, Angelo

    2010-01-01

    Una stella, otto pianeti, un centinaio di lune e una miriade di corpi minori tra plutini, asteroidi, comete, satelliti artificiali. E per ognuno di questi oggetti, spiegazioni scientifiche che condividono la scena con narrazioni dettate dal mito, con visioni della fanstascienza e con suggestioni sonore scaturite dalla penna di grandi compositori. L'autore prova a districarsi nella babele di idiomi più o meno precisi che da sempre vengono usati dagli uomini per descrivere il Sistema Solare nell'intento di spiegarlo e di rendere il freddo spazio interplanetario un posto più accogliente. La letteratura, la fisica, il fumetto, l'illustrazione, la musica finalmente cooperano per delineare un possibile percorso, una traiettoria fra le tante, che condurrà il lettore dalle origini del linguaggio fino alla nube di Oort.

  1. La regla de conflicto y la definición de los puntos de conexión

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    Ruben Santos Belandro

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Hace ya algunas décadas la Profesora Stella Córdoba escribía un artículo profusamente consultado por estudiantes y operadores jurídicos, que se centraba sobre la definición y el alcance del punto de conexión domicilio, cuando éste es utilizado por la regla de conflicto de leyes o de jurisdicciones.Hoy creemos oportuno volver a visitar el tema por dos motivos: uno de ellos es el deseo de constatar si en un mundo cada vez más complejo como el que vivimos, el análisis realizadopor la colega en los comienzos de los ’90 continúa inalterado y, el otro, ampliar el espectro del estudio y examinar igualmente otros puntos de conexión igualmente importantes.

  2. Models for economical and environmental systematic cost benefit assessment of waste separate collection. Their application to the paper cycle; Modelli per la valutazione sistemica costi-benefici, economici ed ambientali, della raccolta differenziata dei rifiuti urbani. Applicazione alla filiera carta

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    Beltramo, R. [Turin Univ., Turin (Italy). Dipt. di Scienze Merceologiche; Scapino, C. [Fise Assoambiente Unionmaceri, Rome (Italy)

    2001-04-01

    The research carried out by the Turin University on behalf of Fise Assoambiente, starting from an analysis of the specialised bibliography of the sector, has highlighted the complexity of the waste problem and the need of a more thorough study aiming at assessing economical and environmental impacts deriving from separate collection, with particular reference to the paper sector. To this end, thanks to the co-operation of companies operating in the collection, sorting and grading of paper and paper mills using maceration, it was possible to develop a model for micro-economical and environmental analysis of the paper cycle which supplied useful data for the detection - by means of the Stella programme, produced by High Performance Systems Inc. - of the effects resulting from a waste management policy oriented towards the attainment of the rigid separate collection targets. [Italian] La ricerca svolta dall'Universita' di Torino per conto di Fise Assoambiente, partendo da un'analisi di bibliografia specializzata del settore, ha evidenziato la complessita' del problema rifiuti e la necessita' di un approfondimento volto a valutare gli impatti economici ed ambientali derivanti dalla raccolta differenziata, con particolare riferimento al settore della carta. A tale scopo, grazie alla collaborazione di imprese operanti nel settore della raccolta, selezione e cernita della carta e di cartiere che utilizzano macero, e' stato predisposto un modello per l'analisi microeconomica ed ambientale della filiera carta, che ha fornito dati utili per rilevare a livello macroeconomico, mediante il programma Stella, prodotto dalla High Performance Systems Inc., gli effetti che scaturiscono da una politica di gestione dei rifiuti orientata al raggiungimento di obiettivi rigidi di raccolta differenziata.

  3. Designing a Dynamic Data Driven Application System for Estimating Real-Time Load of DOC in a River

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    Ouyang, Y.; None

    2011-12-01

    Understanding the dynamics of naturally occurring dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in a river is central to estimating surface water quality, aquatic carbon cycling, and climate change. Currently, determination of DOC in surface water is primarily accomplished by manually collecting samples for laboratory analysis, which requires at least 24 hours. In other words, no effort has been devoted to monitoring real-time variations of DOC in a river due to the lack of suitable and/or cost-effective wireless sensors. However, when considering human health, carbon footprints, and effects of urbanization, industry, and agriculture on water resource supply, timely DOC information may be critical. We have developed here a new paradigm, a dynamic data driven application system (DDDAS), for estimating the real-time load of DOC into a river. This DDDAS consisted of the following four components: (1) a Visual Basic (VB) program for downloading US Geological Survey real-time chlorophyll and discharge data; (2) a STELLA model for evaluating real-time DOC load based on the relationship between chlorophyll a, DOC, and river discharge; (3) a batch file for linking the VB program and STELLA model; and (4) a Microsoft Windows Scheduled Tasks wizard for executing the model and displaying output on a computer screen at selected times. Results show that the real-time load of DOC into the St. Johns River basin near Satsuma, Putnam County, Florida, USA varied over a range from -13,143 to 29,248 kg/h at the selected site in Florida, USA. The negative loads occurred because of the back flow in the estuarine reach of the river. The cumulative load of DOC in the river for the selected site at the end of the simulation (178 hours) was about 1.2 tons. Our results support the utility of the DDDAS developed in this study for estimating the real-time variations of DOC in river ecosystems.

  4. Expression of Ki-67, Bcl-2 and Bax in the First Trimester Abortion Materials

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    Ender DÜZCAN

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate possible similar or different mechanisms in recurrent and spontaneous abortion by evaluating immunohistochemical correlation between proliferation marker Ki-67, and apoptosis markers Bcl-2 and Bax in the fetal trophoblasts and maternal deciduas from abortion material.Material and Method: Eighty samples of curettage materials from 65 abortion patients histopathologically diagnosed “decidua showing Arias-Stella reaction and chorionic villi” or only “decidua showing Arias-Stella reaction” were included in the study. Hematoxylin&Eosin stained sections from all cases were re-evaluated and further stained immunohistochemically using antibodies against Ki-67, Bcl-2 and Bax.Results: Proliferation rate evaluated by Ki-67 expression both in the cytotrophoblastic cells and decidua was found to be significantly lower in spontaneous and recurrent abortions compared to evacuation abortion. The extent of Bcl-2 expression in syncytiotrophoblastic cells covering villous stroma was also decreased in spontaneous abortion. There were no significant differences between spontaneous and recurrent abortions in terms of Bcl-2 expression in syncytiotrophoblasts and Ki-67 proliferation index in cytotrophoblastic cells or decidua. Bax staining showed minimal decidual expression in a few spontaneous and recurrent abortions.Conclusion: We concluded that proliferation rate was decreased in fetal villous cytotrophoblasts and maternal deciduas in spontaneous and recurrent abortions. We also proposed that loss of Bcl-2 expression in syncytiotrophoblasts may cause abortion in a subset of cases. However, the data from spontaneous and recurrent abortions did not not support the presence of different mechanisms in both groups.

  5. Hepatectomia parcial em cirurgia pediátrica Partial hepatectomy in pediatric surgery

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    Roberto Oliveira Cardoso dos Santos

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Embora, atualmente, as indicações de hepatectomias em crianças sejam menos frequentes, em alguns casos elas constituem a melhor opção terapêutica. O objetivo deste trabalho é relatar a experiência de dez anos com grandes ressecções hepáticas em pacientes pediátricos. MÉTODO: Foram analisados os dados de doze pacientes submetidos a lobectomia hepática nos serviços de Cirurgia Pediátrica do Hospital da Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo e do Hospital Santa Lydia, em Ribeirão Preto (SP de 1985 a 1995. RESULTADOS: Foram realizadas oito lobectomias esquerdas e quatro lobectomias direitas. Dez crianças foram operadas por neoplasia e duas por complicações de traumatismo hepático. A idade das dez crianças portadoras de neoplasia variou de seis dias a dezesseis meses, sendo em média 3,8 meses. O diagnóstico histopatológico foi hemangioendotelioma em cinco (50%, hepatoadenoma em dois (20%, hepatoblastoma em dois (20% e hepatocarcinoma em um (10%. O peso do tumor correspondeu em média a 7,1% do peso do paciente. A duração média da cirurgia foi de 2 horas e 58 minutos. O seguimento pós-operatório variou até 141 meses, sendo em média 76,5 meses. Sete pacientes receberam transfusão de sangue intra-operatória, correspondente a 23,3% de sua volemia, em média. Um deles apresentou recidiva de tumor, necessitando reoperação. Nenhum dos doze pacientes apresentou complicações pós-operatórias. CONCLUSÃO: A hepatectomia parcial é um procedimento difícil tecnicamente, que, no entanto, pode ser realizado com segurança, mesmo em hospitais que não disponham de recursos tecnológicos sofisticados, desde que o cirurgião esteja bem preparado para enfrentar suas dificuldades.BACKGROUND: Although less frequent in childhood nowadays, hepatectomies may still be the best choice in some cases. Our objective is to describe a 10-year experience with large hepatic resections in pediatric patients

  6. ЕКОЛОГІЧНІ АСПЕКТИ БУТТЯ ЛЮДИНИ (ТЕОРЕТИЧНІ ЗАСАДИ / Environmental aspects of human existence

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    Full Text Available Potapov Lydia. ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN EXISTENCE. The article investigates the objective complexity and diversity of environmental issues, the ambiguity of its subjective perception by individuals and entire human societies that generates a variety of approaches its analysis, also investigated theoretical bases of ecological concepts. Key words: ecology, biosphere, noosphere, bifurcation, dialectic, evolution. Potapova Lydia. LES ASPECTS ENVIRON- NEMENTAUX DE L'EXISTENCE HUMAINE. L’article est consacré à l'examen de la complexité objective et de la diversité des problemes écologiques. L’objectif de cet article est l’analyse de l'ambiguïté de la perception subjective de l'individ u de ces problemes, l’analyse de la variétéd' pproches d’étude des bases théoriques et des concepts écologiques. Mots-clés: l’écologie, la biosphère, la noosphère, la fluctuation, la bifurcation, l’évolution, la dialectique. Потапова Лидия. ЭКОЛОГИЧЕСКИЕ АСПЕКТЫ БЫТИЯ ЧЕЛОВЕКА. В статье исследованы объективная сложность и многоаспектность экологической проблематики, неоднозначность ее субъективного восприятия отдельными индивидумами и целыми человеческими сообществами, что порождает разнообразие подходов ее анализа, исследуются теоретические основы экологических концепций. Ключевые слова: экология, биосфера, ноосфера, флуктация, бифуркация, диалектика, эволюция.

  7. Melhoramento genético da cana-de-açúcar: avaliação de clones provenientes de hibridações efetuadas em 1965 Sugarcane breeding: performance of iac sugarcane clones originated from hybridation

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    Raphael Alvarez

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    Full Text Available Objetivando estudar dezoito clones de cana-de-açúcar provenientes de hibridações efetuadas em Ubatuba, SP, em 1965, tendo como padrão as variedades comerciais NA56-79 e CB41-76, efetuou-se um experimento em latossolo roxo na Usina Santa Lydia, em Ribeirão Preto, SP. No ensaio, plantado em março de 1973, utilizou-se o delineamento em blocos casualizados com quatro repetições, sendo a análise estatística feita com a média das três colheitas (cana-planta, soca e ressoca. Avaliou-se a produção agrícola, teor de açúcar provável e produtividade de açúcar provável. O clone IAC65-55 apresentou produtividade de açúcar significativamente superior ao padrão CB41-76, enquanto os clones IAC65-220, IAC65-257, IAC65-255, IAC65-155 e IAC65-113 não diferiram significativamente dele. Nenhum desses clones diferiu da variedade NA56-79 em produtividade de açúcar. Em função dessas características, associadas à resistência ao "carvão", os clones IAC65-55, IAC65-257, IAC65-113, IAC65-155 e IAC65-255 poderão constituir alternativas para o cultivo na região de Ribeirão Preto.A group of 18 of the best sugarcane clones obtained from hybridation in 1965, at the Experimental Station of Ubatuba, Instituto Agronômico, were evaluated in one experiment carried out in Santa Lydia mill, Ribeirão Preto, State of São Paulo, Brazil. In 1973, it was started a field trial using as controls the commercial varieties NA56-79, and CB41-76. The experiment design was a randomized complete block with four replications. The cane yield (t/ha, sugar content (kg/t cane, and sugar yield (t/ha were expressed as the average of three harvests: cane plant (18 months, first ratoon (12 months after and second ratoon (12 months after. According to these characteristics the clones IAC65-55, IAC65-257, IAC65-113, IAC65-155 and IAC65-255 were selected, and constitute alternatives of new varieties for the sugarcane cropping in the region of Ribeirão Preto.

  8. Hay chicas a las que les gusta tirar: los límites del feminismo punk en el Perú de los ochenta

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    Full Text Available Este artículo desarrolla una teoría de la política feminista punk tal como surgió en Lima durante el tenso periodo de violencia política en el que el Perú estaba sumido en los ochenta. Mientras que los revolucionarios maoístas de Sendero Luminoso en Perú alentaban ideológicamente a las mujeres jóvenes a actuar como militantes armadas, una artista punk en Lima desarrollaba otro modelo de práctica feminista radical en base a formas expresivas de sexualidad prohibida. Con el nombre artístico de María T-Ta, se las ingenió para impactar las normas conservadoras de género y sexuales llamando la atención pública sobre la política involucrada en el placer de tirar. Como resultado de esto, encontró también obstáculos considerables -dentro del movimiento punk y fuera de él, y refractados a través de otros puntos de vista sociales de clase, geografía y raza-. Aunque el artículo tiene en cuenta un contexto histórico particular, finalmente sirve para provocar un diálogo teórico enmarcado en dos formas de conceptualización expresiva: a la larga historia de provocadoras feministas en el punk (e.g. Lydia Lunch, Siouxsie Sioux, The Slits, Riot Grrrls, y más recientemente Pussy Riot en la que puede situarse a María T-Ta, y b los debates contemporáneos que rodean la teoría queer, la post-pornografía y la tercera ola del feminismo (particularmente el trabajo de Beatriz Preciado.

  9. Shi Zhecun’ s Modern grotesque Novel Debt to Ni Nong%《妮侬》:施蛰存“现代”志怪小说的意义

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    王涛

    2013-01-01

    施蛰存创作中的“怪诞”因素一直深为包括严家炎、李欧梵、刘禾、史书美等人在内的学界所关心。施蛰存早期对美国擅长怪诞写作的作家爱伦·坡的模仿之作《妮侬》,召唤出了施蛰存审美趣味上对“志怪”因素的偏好,在创作中对“志怪”小说进行了形式转化,在叙述技巧上对“怪诞”进行内倾化、情绪化写作,从而使得在当时被批判的“志怪”题材重新进入“新”文学的视野,并在新文学史上获得一席之地。%The “grotesque” factor in Shi Zhecun’ s Writing has deeply attracted some scholars attention , including Yan GuY-an, Leo Ou-fan, Lydia H.Liu, Shih, Shu-Mei.Looking back to his early work Ni Nong, an imitation of the America writer Ed-gar Allan poe’ s grotesque writing, this paper analyse the significance of Ni Nong in his writing career.While Ni Nong as an intima-tion work of Edgar Allan poe’ s grotesque writing, conjures his aesthetic interests for grotesque, it is so defferrent from his other imi-tation work in his early writing practice.He made efforts to modernize the grotesque novel including the emotional writing in the narra-tive techniques.His success is that he made the grotesque writing back into the new literature history, and gain a foothold.

  10. EL PROBLEMA DE LA TYCHE EN LA LITERATURA GRIEGA POSTCLÁSICA: A PROPÓSITO DEL RELATO DE SOLÓN Y CRESO SEGÚN PLUTARCO

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    Israel Muñoz Gallarte

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    Full Text Available Few years ago in a meeting organized in Paris by the IPS we dealt with Plutarch's treatment of Herodotus’ story regarding the meeting of the Athenian councilman with Croesus of Lydia in his Life of Solon. It is our aim in this occasion to focus on the suppression of two crucial elements from Herodotus’ story, to wit the alleged ‘envy of gods’ and the historian’s cyclic conception of history. Therefore, from an analysis of the reasons behind this elimination, we think that we will be able of understand the consequences for Plutarch's theory of tyche. Keywords: Plutarch, Herodotus, tyche, determinism, post-classical Greek philosophy, religious studies. // Resumen: En una reunión organizada en París por la IPS ya abordamos el tratamiento que Plutarco hizo en su Vida de Solón de la historia del encuentro del protagonista de su obra con el rey de Lidia, Creso. Ahora, nuestra intención es centrarnos en la supresión de dos elementos cruciales a partir de la historia de Heródoto por parte del queronense: la supuesta ‘envidia de los dioses’ y su ‘concepción cíclica de la historia’. A partir de un análisis de las razones que llevaron a esa eliminación, creemos que podremos entender las consecuencias que este hecho tiene en la teoría de Plutarco respecto de la tyche. Palabras clave: Plutarco, Heródoto, tyche, determinismo, filosofía griega postclásica, estudios religiosos.

  11. Chrysura izadiae sp. nov., a new cuckoo wasp (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) from Southern Iran.

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    Strumia, Franco; Fallahzadeh, Majid; Izadi, Elaheh

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    Chrysura Dahlbom, 1845 is the second largest genus in the Chrysidini tribe. It is essentially a Holarctic genus composed of over 100 species. The largest diversity is observed in the western Palaearctic Region. Important diagnostic features are the relatively flat and finely punctured face, absence of transverse frontal carina, the edentate metasomal tergum 3, and male flagellomeres 2-5 (especially 2-4) bulging ventrally (Kimsey & Bohart 1991). Kimsey & Bohart (1991) divided Chrysura into five species-groups: candens, cuprea, dichroa, austriaca and radians. Recently, Rosa and Lotfalizadeh (2013) proposed Ch. baiocchii as a new species-group. Within the Ch. dichroa species-group, including about 20 species, the largest richness is observed in the Mediterranean Region where a number of sibling species are present, making taxonomy of this group particularly difficult (Linsenmaier 1959, Arens 2001, 2002). The male genitalia have an important taxonomic value for species identification. The body colour pattern is rather constant in each species-group. All known species in the Ch. dichroa species-group have "head blue to green on vertex at least", "pronotal dorsum all or nearly all coppery-red; scutum and scutellum mostly red", "metanotum, propodeum, and pleuron mostly or all purple to green" (Kimsey & Bohart 1991). According to Linsenmaier (1959) the Ch. dichroa species-group has the above body colour with in addition tegula non coppery-red. Up to now, the following seven species belonging to the Ch. dichroa species-group are known in Iran (Rosa et al. 2013, Rosa & Lotfalizadeh 2013, Strumia & Fallahzadeh 2015): Chrysura filiformis (Mocsáry, 1889); Ch. laconiae (Arens, 2001); Ch. laevigata (Abeille de Perrin, 1879); Ch. lydiae (Mocsáry, 1889); Ch. psudodichroa (Linsenmaier, 1959); Ch. purpureifrons (Abeille de Perrin, 1878); Ch. simuldichroa (Linsenmaier, 1969).

  12. Let's move our next generation of patients toward healthy behaviors

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    Full Text Available Phyllis A Nsiah-Kumi1,2, Lydia Y Kang1, Jennifer R Parker1,21General Internal Medicine, 2Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USAAbstract: Health care professionals in all disciplines who care for adults have the opportunity to improve the health of the next generation. The prevalence of overweight and obesity continues to rise in children and adults around the world. As providers caring for adults, our primary goal is to address the health needs of our patients. However, it is important to recognize that counseling our patients who have children can lead them to adopt model behaviors that will be imitated by their children (and therefore improve the weight status and reduce health risks for their children. Additionally, many patients are more motivated to adopt behavior changes for the sake of their children than for their own health. All of 2012's 11-year-old children may be our adult patients in 10 years – especially if they have already developed weight-related health problems. Anything we do to address childhood obesity is an investment in the health of our patient panels, both now and in the future. While counseling may feel futile at times, there is strong evidence for the power of counseling to shape patient behavior. Counseling adult patients about healthy behaviors will benefit not only our patients today but our patients in the future as well.Keywords: obesity, counseling, provider, lifestyle change, parental modeling, self-efficacy

  13. The Destiny of Hope: The “Damned Mob” of Women Activist Writers and the Indian Removal

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    Full Text Available “America is now wholly given over to a d – d mob of scribbling women, and I should have no chance of success while the public taste is occupied by their trash…” (Hawthorne 304. However Nathaniel Hawthorne chose to voice his frustration with the American female writer, she did play a significant social role in nineteenth-century American cultural history. Formally removed from the political discourse of their generation, women activists turned to other means for disseminating opinions and disapproval. The rising genre of the novel was one of the most effective and visible forms available to American women. Viewed as an historical artifact, the novel was steeped in social convention and cultural ideology. Therefore, when women turned to it to voice opposition to Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act, they did so by embracing the traditionally-accepted methodology of the novel, but altering it through subversive language and plots to suit their critical needs. The goal of this paper is to look at the social implications that surrounded Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie or Early Times in the Massachusetts and Lydia Maria Child’s Hobomok, A Tale of Early Times by an American. By setting both of these works amidst the cultural atmosphere that gave rise to Jackson’s Indian Removal, I plan to look at the social and historic impact of Child and Sedgwick’s works as these two authors wrote out in opposition to the treatment and representation of the American Indian. Within the process, I intend to note several of the significant arguments regarding women’s role in social and political policy and the ability of women writers to reach the general public through their reading audiences.

  14. New approach to the understanding of keloid: psychoneuroimmune–endocrine aspects

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    Full Text Available Bernardo Hochman†, Felipe Contoli Isoldi, Fabianne Furtado, Lydia Masako Ferreira Plastic Surgery Division, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil †Bernardo Hochman passed away on April 21, 2014 Abstract: The skin is a dynamic and complex organ that relies on the interrelation among different cell types, macromolecules, and signaling pathways. Further, the skin has interactions with its own appendages and other organs such as the sebaceous glands and hair follicles, the kidney, and adrenal glands; systems such as the central nervous system; and axes such as the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis. These continuous connections give the skin its versatility, and when an injury is caused, some triggers start a cascade of events designed to restore its integrity. Nowadays, it is known that this psychoneuroimmune–endocrine intercommunication modulates both the homeostatic condition and the healing process. In this sense, the skin conditions before a trauma, whether of endogenous (acne or exogenous origin (injury or surgical incision, could regulate the process of tissue repair. Most skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, among others, have in their pathophysiology a psychogenic component that triggers integrated actions in the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. However, fibroproliferative disorders of wound healing, such as hypertrophic scar and keloid, are not yet included in this listing, despite showing correlation with stress, especially with the psychosocial character. This review, by understanding the "brain–skin connection", presents evidence that allows us to understand the keloid as a psychomediated disease. Keywords: keloid, stress, psychological, psychoneuroimmunology, wound healing

  15. Rotation and magnetic activity of the Hertzsprung-gap giant 31 Comae

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    Strassmeier, K. G.; Granzer, T.; Kopf, M.; Weber, M.; Küker, M.; Reegen, P.; Rice, J. B.; Matthews, J. M.; Kuschnig, R.; Rowe, J. F.; Guenther, D. B.; Moffat, A. F. J.; Rucinski, S. M.; Sasselov, D.; Weiss, W. W.

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    Context. The single rapidly-rotating G0 giant 31 Comae has been a puzzle because of the absence of photometric variability despite its strong chromospheric and coronal emissions. As a Hertzsprung-gap giant, it is expected to be at the stage of rearranging its moment of inertia, hence likely also its dynamo action, which could possibly be linked with its missing photospheric activity. Aims: Our aim is to detect photospheric activity, obtain the rotation period, and use it for a first Doppler image of the star's surface. Its morphology could be related to the evolutionary status. Methods: We carried out high-precision, white-light photometry with the MOST satellite, ground-based Strömgren photometry with automated telescopes, and high-resolution optical echelle spectroscopy with the new STELLA robotic facility. Results: The MOST data reveal, for the first time, light variations with a full amplitude of 5 mmag and an average photometric period of 6.80 ± 0.06 days. Radial-velocity variations with a full amplitude of 270 m s-1 and a period of 6.76 ± 0.02 days were detected from our STELLA spectra, which we also interpret as due to stellar rotation. The two-year constancy of the average radial velocity of +0.10 ± 0.33 km s-1 confirms the star's single status, as well as the membership in the cluster Melotte 111. A spectrum synthesis gives Teff = 5660 ± 42 K, log g = 3.51 ± 0.09, and [Fe/H] = -0.15 ± 0.03, which together with the revised Hipparcos distance, suggests a mass of 2.6 ± 0.1 M_⊙ and an age of ≈540 Myr. The surface lithium abundance is measured to be nearly primordial. A detection of a strong He i absorption line indicates nonradiative heating processes in the atmosphere. Our Doppler images show a large, asymmetric polar spot, cooler than Teff by ≈1600 K, and several small low-to-mid latitude features that are warmer by ≈300-400 K and are possibly of chromospheric origin. We computed the convective turnover time for 31 Com as a function of depth

  16. The stars and the birds in a school life

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    Jokin, Ivo

    2010-05-01

    The Stars in a School s Life Astroparty is held every year and its 6st edition was held in this year. Owing to it a lot of new Astronomy clubs are built up at regional level; the party itself rouses interest in Astronomy as a science and as a subject in school as well.When taking part in the party students get more skills both in theory itself and in making watching experiments of space. They learn how to analize and describe such experiments. These activities are not held at schools competitions in Astronomy. The party itself gives a lot of possibilities for carrying out a variety of methodical activities with Physics and Astronomy teachers. We think that this is the way of joining of the children to natural sciences and mastering of sound knowledge and skills. Another important idea of Astro Party is the integration of astronomy with biology, in particular ecology - use of the telescopes for observation of water-floating and water-loving birds. Aims: - Rising students, interest in Astronomy and watching space; - Providing a suitable environment for developing teachers and students creative and intellectual skills; - Exchange of teaching experience. Work , style and methods: innovation methods, team work, workshop, students that proved to be good in Astronomy teach their classmates beginners. The Birds in a School's Life http://www.stella-science.eu/pool_good_practices.php This eBook ‘Science Education in European Schools - Selected Practices from the STELLA Catalogue' provides a sample of selected practices, collected in the scope of the European Lifelong Learning Programme. Project STELLA (Science Teaching in a Lifelong Learning Approach) in order to support educational authorities, school heads and science teachers in fostering and adopting innovative practices in science education. INITIATIVE The aim of the initiative is that of raising young people's interest in learning about the nature of local birdlife including waterfowl as well as those of the

  17. 9种多年生地被植物在华北高寒区的抗寒性%Study on Cold -resistance of Several Ground Cover Plants in the Cold Plateau of North China

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    张晓磊; 马建平; 宋国亮; 李欣儒; 张立峰

    2012-01-01

    The study with introduced ground cover plants as meterials. Through observations on their natural growth conditions and growth morphology and demonstration tests of artificial low-temperature stress root cold physiological changes and physical growth of strain recovery validation studies, the results showed that 0 - -18℃ low temperature processing, the relative conductivity, soluble sugar and praline contents of nine perennial ground cover plants were all on the rise, while in the - 18- - 36℃ processing, soluble sugar and free proline content of Platycodon grandiforus. Hemerocallis stella remained rise after fall. The Hosta plantaginea, Aster novibelgii, Lilium brownii var. viridulum showed continuous downward trend. Combination of winter cold stress, sexual and physical strain to restore growth status showed that nine perennial ground cover plants could be successful overwintering in north China. Basis of resistance to the cold, the orders were Platycodon grandiforus 〉 HemerocaUis stella 〉 Hemerocallis middenclorffii 〉 Paeonia lactiflora 〉 P. lactiflora 〉 Sedum spectabile 〉 Hosta plantaginea 〉 Lilium brownii var. viridulum.%以引种的9种多年生地被植物为材料,通过对其在华北高寒区自然生长条件下的越冬性与生长形态观测,以及人工低温胁迫下根系抗寒生理指标变化与株体生长恢复的实证研究表明,0-18℃处理温段,9种地被植物的相对电导率、可溶性糖和游离脯氨酸含量均呈上升趋势;在-18--6℃处理温段,桔梗、金娃娃萱草可溶性搪和游离脯氨酸含量仍保持上升而后再下降,而玉椿、荷兰菊、百合则呈持续下降趋势。结合越冬性与低温胁迫下株体恢复生长状况认为,9种地被植物在华北高寒区常年环境下均可越冬,其抗寒能力依次为:桔梗〉金娃娃萱草〉大花萱草〉单瓣芍药〉重瓣芍药〉八宝景天〉玉簪〉荷兰菊〉百合。

  18. Evidence for enhanced mixing on the super-meteoritic Li-rich red giant HD 233517

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    Strassmeier, K. G.; Carroll, T. A.; Weber, M.; Granzer, T.

    2015-02-01

    Context. HD 233517 is among the most Li-rich stars in the sky. It is a rapidly rotating, single K giant thought to be on its first ascent on the red giant branch. The star has also the highest known infrared excess among any of the known first-ascent giants. Aims: We revisit the physical parameters of the system and aim to map its surface temperature distribution. Methods: New time-series photometry and high-resolution spectroscopy were obtained with our robotic facilities STELLA and Amadeus Automatic Photoelectric Telescope (APT) in 2007-2011. Inverse line-profile modelling is performed on a total of 167 échelle spectra and six Doppler images are presented. Results: Light and radial-velocity variations suggest a stellar rotation period of 47.6±0.3 d. The atmospheric parameters agree with previous studies and verify a super-meteoritic log 7Li abundance of 4.29±0.10 with undetected 6Li, while the metals are generally deficient by -0.4 dex with respect to the Sun. We determine a lower than normal isotopic carbon ratio of 12C/13C = 9+4-2. Our Doppler images indicate warm and cool spots with an average temperature contrast of just ±65 K with respect to the effective temperature. Doppler maps from Li i 670.78 reveal practically identical surface morphology, with a higher average contrast of ±160 K and errors that are five times larger. Reconstructions with simultaneously 1617 and 3007 spectral lines showed both a signal degradation with respect to our 56-line final image. An error analysis indicates an average temperature error per surface pixel of just ±4 K. Conclusions: HD 233517 appears to be an old (≈10-Gyr) single 0.95-M⊙ giant currently undergoing mild mass loss in the form of a wind. The cool and warm photospheric features are interpreted to be merely locations of suppressed and enhanced convection, respectively, probably intermingled by a yet undetected weak magnetic field. The low carbon-isotope ratio is indicative of extra mixing rather than of an

  19. Computer Modeling of Planetary Surface Temperatures in Introductory Astronomy Courses

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    Barker, Timothy; Goodman, J.

    2013-01-01

    Barker, T., and Goodman, J. C., Wheaton College, Norton, MA Computer modeling is an essential part of astronomical research, and so it is important that students be exposed to its powers and limitations in the first (and, perhaps, only) astronomy course they take in college. Building on the ideas of Walter Robinson (“Modeling Dynamic Systems,” Springer, 2002) we have found that STELLA software (ISEE Systems) allows introductory astronomy students to do sophisticated modeling by the end of two classes of instruction, with no previous experience in computer programming or calculus. STELLA’s graphical interface allows students to visualize systems in terms of “flows” in and out of “stocks,” avoiding the need to invoke differential equations. Linking flows and stocks allows feedback systems to be constructed. Students begin by building an easily understood system: a leaky bucket. This is a simple negative feedback system in which the volume in the bucket (a “stock”) depends on a fixed inflow rate and an outflow that increases in proportion to the volume in the bucket. Students explore how changing inflow rate and feedback parameters affect the steady-state volume and equilibration time of the system. This model is completed within a 50-minute class meeting. In the next class, students are given an analogous but more sophisticated problem: modeling a planetary surface temperature (“stock”) that depends on the “flow” of energy from the Sun, the planetary albedo, the outgoing flow of infrared radiation from the planet’s surface, and the infrared return from the atmosphere. Students then compare their STELLA model equilibrium temperatures to observed planetary temperatures, which agree with model ones for worlds without atmospheres, but give underestimates for planets with atmospheres, thus introducing students to the concept of greenhouse warming. We find that if we give the students part of this model at the start of a 50-minute class they are

  20. [Developing of a new feeder-free system and characterization of human embryonic stem cell sublines derived in this system under autogenic and allogenic culturing].

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    Kol'tsova, A M; Voronkina, I V; Gordeeva, O F; Zenin, V V; Lifantseva, N V; Musorina, A S; Smagina, L V; Iakovleva, T K; Polianskaia, G G

    2012-01-01

    A new feeder-free culture system for human embryonic stem cells (hESC) was developed. It consist of extracellular matrix proteins synthesized by feeder cells--mesenchymal stem cell line SC5-MSC, which was derived from initial hESC line SC5. The major ECM proteins--fibronectin and laminin--that maintain hESC growth in feeder-free system were identified. An essential component of this system is a SC5-MSC-conditioned medium. Two hESC sublines were derived. The subline SC5-FF was cultured in autogenic and subline SC7-FF in allogenic system. Sublines SC5-FF and SC7-FF passed through more than 300 and 115 cell population doublings, retained normal diploid karyotype and an ability of in vitro differentiation into derivates of three germ layers. These sublines express markers of undifferentiated hESC: alkaline phosphatase, Oct-4, SSEA-4, TRA-1-81 and multidrug resistance transporter--ABCG2. The RT-PCR analysis revealed that undifferentiated cells SC5-FF subline, like cells of initial feeder-maintained hESC line SC5, expressed genes OCT4 and NANOG, and germ line specific genes such as DPPA3/STELLA and DAZL. An expression of OCT4, NANOG, DPPA3/STELLA ans DAZL was down-regulated during embryonic bodies differentiation, whereas expression of somatic lineages specific genes like GATA4 and AFP (extra embryonic and embryonic endoderm), PAX6 (neuroectoderm) and BRY (mesoderm) was up-regulated. The comparative analysis of some typical features (karyotype structure, the average population doubling time and the number of undifferentiated cells in populations) did not reveal essential differences between initial SC5 and SC7 lines and their sublines SC5-FF and SC7-FF. This shows that feeder-free culture systems, which are much more stable than any feeder systems, do not break main hESC features during long cultivation and can be recommended for fundamental, biomedicine and pharmacological investigations, using hESCs.

  1. Teaching sustainability science from a systems analysis perspective: MSc course at Utrecht University

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    Santos, Maria J.; de Boer, Hugo; Dekker, Stefan

    2017-04-01

    Sustainability science has emerged as a key discipline that embraces both disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth. The challenge is to design University courses that convey both properties without sacrificing either of them. Here we present the design of such course at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) for the MSC program 'Sustainable Development' and discuss the perceived learning and student evaluations. Our course (Sustainability Modelling and Indicators (SMI)) follows an introductory course on Sustainability Perspectives. SMI philosophy is that system thinking and system analysis is central to sustainability science. To convey this philosophy, we focus on four themes: the Anthropocene, Food security, Energy security and Agency and decision making. We developed four hands-on assignments with increasing complexity and make use of different software (Stella, Excel, IMAGE and Netlogo). The assignments aimed at: (1) teaching students the system components by using a pre-existing model in Stella, (2) challenge students to build their own coupled system in Excel, (3) assess outputs from the fully-coupled and dynamic model integrated assessment model IMAGE, and (4) understand emergent properties using an agent-based model in Netlogo. Based on detailed student evaluations (n = 95) we found that the mathematics presented a manageable challenge to a part of the students. The student pool identified a priori having higher experience with Excel in comparison with other software. Netlogo was the highest ranked software in the student evaluations and this was linked to its user-interface with moving agents. The Excel assignment received the highest and lowest scores, and students found it challenging, time consuming but also indicated that they learned the most from this assignment. Students graded what we considered 'easy' assignments with the highest grades. These results suggest that a systems analytical approach to sustainability science can be operationalized

  2. Time-series Doppler imaging of the red giant HD 208472. Active longitudes and differential rotation

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    Özdarcan, O.; Carroll, T. A.; Künstler, A.; Strassmeier, K. G.; Evren, S.; Weber, M.; Granzer, T.

    2016-10-01

    Context. HD 208472 is among the most active RS CVn binaries with cool starspots. Decade-long photometry has shown that the spots seem to change their longitudinal appearance with a period of about six years, coherent with brightness variations. Aims: Our aim is to spatially resolve the stellar surface of HD 208472 and relate the photometric results to the true longitudinal and latitudinal spot appearance. Furthermore, we investigate the surface differential rotation pattern of the star. Methods: We employed three years of high-resolution spectroscopic data with a high signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) from the STELLA robotic observatory and determined new and more precise stellar physical parameters. Precalculated synthetic spectra were fit to each of these spectra, and we provide new spot-corrected orbital elements. A sample of 34 absorption lines per spectrum was used to calculate mean line profiles with a S/N of several hundred. A total of 13 temperature Doppler images were reconstructed from these line profiles with the inversion code iMap. Differential rotation was investigated by cross-correlating successive Doppler images in each observing season. Results: Spots on HD 208472 are distributed preferably at high latitudes and less frequently around mid-to-low latitudes. No polar-cap like structure is seen at any epoch. We observed a flip-flop event between 2009 and 2010, manifested as a flip of the spot activity from phase 0.0 to phase 0.5, while the overall brightness of the star continued to increase and reached an all-time maximum in 2014. Cross-correlation of successive Doppler images suggests a solar-like differential rotation that is ≈15 times weaker than that of the Sun. Based on data obtained with the STELLA robotic telescope in Tenerife, an AIP facility jointly operated by AIP and IAC, and the Potsdam Automatic Photoelectric Telescopes (APT) in Arizona, jointly operated by AIP and Fairborn Observatory.Radial velocity measurements are only available at the

  3. Diagnostic utility of hepatocyte nuclear factor 1-beta immunoreactivity in endometrial carcinomas: lack of specificity for endometrial clear cell carcinoma.

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    Fadare, Oluwole; Liang, Sharon X

    2012-12-01

    Hepatocyte nuclear factor 1-beta (HNF1β) has recently emerged as a relatively sensitive and specific marker for ovarian clear cell carcinoma. The purpose of this study is to assess the diagnostic utility of this marker for endometrial clear cell carcinoma. Immunohistochemical analysis was performed on 75 endometrial tissues using a goat polyclonal antibody raised against a peptide mapping at the C-terminus of human HNF1β protein. The 75 cases included 15 clear cell carcinomas, 20 endometrioid carcinomas, 15 endometrial serous carcinomas/uterine papillary serous carcinomas, 20 cases of normal endometrium, 2 cases of clear cell metaplasia, and 3 cases of Arias Stella reaction. Staining interpretations were based on a semiquantitative scoring system, a 0 to 12+ continuous numerical scale that was derived by multiplying the extent of staining (0 to 4+ scale) by the intensity of staining (0 to 3+ scale) for each case. HNF1β expression was found to be present in a wide spectrum of tissues. Twenty-seven (54%) of the 50 carcinomas displayed at least focal nuclear HNF1β expression, including 11 (73%) of 15, 9 (60%) of 15, and 7 (35%) of 20 clear cell, serous, and endometrioid carcinomas, respectively. The average nuclear staining scores for clear cell carcinomas, endometrioid carcinomas, and serous carcinomas were 5.2, 1.4, and 4.1, respectively. Clear cell carcinomas and endometrioid carcinomas displayed statistically significant differences regarding their nuclear staining scores (P = 0.0027), but clear cell carcinomas and endometrial serous carcinomas did not (P = 0.45). The calculated sensitivity of any nuclear HNF1β expression in classifying a carcinoma as being of the clear cell histotype was 73%, whereas the specificity was 54%. Nineteen of 20 normal endometrium samples displayed at least focal nuclear expression of HNF1β, and this expression was often diffuse. The 5 cases of benign histologic mimics of clear cell carcinomas (Arias Stella reaction and clear

  4. An LBT view of the atmosphere of GJ1214b

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    Nascimbeni, V; Scandariato, G; Pagano, I; Piotto, G; Micela, G; Messina, S; Leto, G; Strassmeier, K G; Bisogni, S; Speziali, R

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    The atmospheric composition and vertical structure of the super-Earth GJ1214b has been questioned since its discovery in 2009. Recent studies point towards the presence of high-altitude clouds masking the lower layers. Anyway, some data points, gathered at different times and facilities, do not fit well into this picture, probably because of a combination of stellar activity and systematic errors. We observed two transits of GJ1214b with the LBC dual-channel camera at the Large Binocular Telescope. For the first time, we measured the relative planetary radius $k=R_p/R_\\star$ at blue and red optical wavelengths simultaneously ($B+R$), thus constraining the presence of Rayleigh scattering on GJ1214b after correcting for stellar activity effects. To the same purpose, a long-term photometric follow-up of the host star was carried out with WiFSIP@STELLA, revealing a rotational period significantly longer than that previously reported. Our new unbiased estimates of $k$ yield a flat transmission spectra extending to...

  5. On the distribution of dark matter in galaxies: Quantum treatments

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    Argüelles, Carlos R.; Ruffini, Remo; Siutsou, Ivan; Fraga, Bernardo

    2014-09-01

    The problem of modeling the distribution of dark matter in galaxies in terms of equilibrium configurations of collisionless self-gravitating quantum particles is considered. We first summarize the pioneering model of a Newtonian self-gravitating Fermi gas in thermodynamic equilibrium developed by Ruffini and Stella (1983), which is shown to be a generalization of the King model for fermions. We further review the extension of the former model developed by Gao, Merafina and Ruffini (1990), done for any degree of fermion degeneracy at the center ( θ 0), within general relativity. Finally, we present here for the first time the solutions of the density profiles and rotation curves corresponding to the model of Gao et al. Those solutions have a definite mass M h and a circular velocity v h at the halo radius r h of the configurations, which are typical of spiral galaxies. This treatment allows us to determine a novel core-halo morphology for the dark-matter profiles, as well as a novel bound on the particle mass associated with those profiles.

  6. Stellar rotation, binarity, and lithium in the open cluster IC4756

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    Strassmeier, Klaus G; Granzer, Thomas; Bihain, Gabriel; Weber, Michael; Barnes, Sydney A

    2015-01-01

    An important aspect in the evolutionary scenario of cool stars is their rotation and the rotationally induced magnetic activity and interior mixing. Stars in open clusters are particularly useful tracers for these aspects because of their known ages. We aim to characterize the open cluster IC4756 and measure stellar rotation periods and surface differential rotation for a sample of its member stars. Thirty-seven cluster stars were observed continuously with the CoRoT satellite for 78 days in 2010. Follow-up high-resolution spectroscopy of the CoRoT targets and deep Str\\"omgren $uvby\\beta$ and H$\\alpha$ photometry of the entire cluster were obtained with our robotic STELLA facility and its echelle spectrograph and wide-field imager, respectively. We determined high-precision photometric periods for 27 of the 37 CoRoT targets and found values between 0.155 and 11.4 days. Twenty of these are rotation periods. Twelve targets are spectroscopic binaries of which 11 were previously unknown; orbits are given for six ...

  7. The Explosive Yields Produced by the First Generation of Core Collapse Supernovae and the Chemical Composition of Extremely Metal Poor Stars

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    Chieffi, A; Chieffi, Alessandro; Limongi, Marco

    2002-01-01

    We present a detailed comparison between an extended set of elemental abundances observed in some of the most metal poor stars presently known and the ejecta produced by a generation of primordial core collapse supernovae. We used five stars which form our initial database and define a "template" ultra metal poor star which is then compared to the theoretical predictions. Our main findings are as follows: a) the fit to [Si/Mg] and [Ca/Mg] of these very metal poor stars seems to favor the presence of a rather large C abundance at the end of the central He burning; in a classical scenario in which the border of the convective core is strictly determined by the Schwarzschild criterion, such a large C abundance would imply a rather low C12(alpha,gamma)O16 reaction rate; b) a low C abundance left by the central He burning would imply a low [Al/Mg] (<-1.2 dex) independently on the initial mass of the exploding star while a rather large C abundance would produce such a low [Al/Mg] only for the most massive stella...

  8. Ovarian Surface Epithelium in Patients with Severe Ovarian Infertility: A Potential Source of Cells Expressing Markers of Pluripotent/Multipotent Stem Cells

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    Irma Virant-Klun

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to confirm the presence of stem cells in the ovarian surface epithelium of patients with premature ovarian failure and no mature follicles and oocytes. In these patients, small round cells of unknown origin expressing SOX-2 marker of pluripotency were observed among the epithelial cells just after the ovarian surface epithelium scraping. These cells were an integral part of the ovarian surface epithelium. When the scraped cells were cultured in a medium with added follicular fluid to provide some ovarian niche, primitive oocyte-like cells and typical round-shaped cell clusters positively stained on alkaline phosphatase, and markers of pluripotency, such as SOX-2 and SSEA-4, were developed. These markers were expressed early and also later in the culture. Single oocyte-like cells expressed genes OCT4A, SOX-2, NANOG, NANOS, STELLA, CD9, LIN28, KLF4, GDF3, and MYC, characteristic for pluripotent stem cells. The results of this study confirmed the presence of putative stem cells in the ovarian surface epithelium of these patients and provided some basis to create a stem cell line in the future.

  9. Apuntes sobre el 'teatro civile'. Entrevista a Daniele Biacchessi

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    Daniele Biacchessi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Unas pocas líneas no bastan para presentar la figura del periodista, escritor y dramaturgo Daniele Biacchessi. Su amplia labor como periodista en algunos de los medios de difusión más relevantes de Italia y su constante producción como divulgador y creador  del llamado teatro civil hacen de él una figura que no puede dejarse de lado a la hora de hablar del teatro de inspiración cívica de la última década. Interesado en denunciar desde desastres medioambientales como en La fabbrica dei profumi o las matanzas nazis en Sant'Anna di Stazzema y Marzabotto a finales de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, basta dar un vistazo a algunos de sus títulos para tener una idea de la amplitud de temas tratados por Biacchessi, entre los que destacan Giovanni e Nori. Una storia di amore e di resistenza (2014, Passione reporter (2009, Il paese della vergogna (2007, Una stella a cinque punte. Le inchieste D'Antona e Biagi e le nuove Br (2007. Completan la entrevista hecha por Massimiliano Vellini dos pequeños fragmentos de uno de los manuales fundamentales sobre el llamado teatro de carácter cívico, Teatro civile, nei luoghi dell'inchiesta e della narrazione (Milán: Edizioni Ambiente, 2010.

  10. GAMA/H-ATLAS: Common star-formation rate indicators and their dependence on galaxy physical parameters

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    Wang, L; Gunawardhana, M L P; Heinis, S; Baldry, I K; Bland-Hawthorn, J; Bourne, N; Brough, S; Brown, M J I; Cluver, M E; Cooray, A; da Cunha, E; Driver, S P; Dunne, L; Dye, S; Eales, S; Grootes, M W; Holwerda, B W; Hopkins, A M; Ibar, E; Ivison, R; Lacey, C; Lara-Lopez, M A; Loveday, J; Maddox, S J; lowski, M J Micha; Oteo, I; Owers, M S; Popescu, C C; Smith, D J B; Taylor, E N; Tuffs, R J; van der Werf, P

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    We compare common star-formation rate (SFR) indicators in the local Universe in the GAMA equatorial fields (around 160 sq. deg.), using ultraviolet (UV) photometry from GALEX, far-infrared (FIR) and sub-millimetre (sub-mm) photometry from H-ATLAS, and Halpha spectroscopy from the GAMA survey. With a high-quality sample of 745 galaxies (median redshift 0.08), we consider three SFR tracers: UV luminosity corrected for dust attenuation using the UV spectral slope beta (SFRUV,corr), Halpha line luminosity corrected for dust using the Balmer decrement (BD) (SFRHalpha,corr), and the combination of UV and IR emission (SFRUV+IR). We demonstrate that SFRUV,corr can be reconciled with the other two tracers after applying attenuation corrections by calibrating IRX (i.e. the IR to UV luminosity ratio) and attenuation in the Halpha (derived from BD) against beta. However, beta on its own is very unlikely to be a reliable attenuation indicator. We find that attenuation correction factors depend on parameters such as stella...

  11. Tests of daily time variable Earth gravity field solutions for precise orbit determination of altimetry satellites

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    Rudenko, Sergei; Gruber, Christian

    2016-04-01

    This study makes use of current GFZ monthly and daily gravity field products from 2002 to 2014 based on radial basis functions (RBF) instead of time variable gravity field modeling for precise orbit determination of altimetry satellites. Since some monthly solutions are missing in the GFZ GRACE RL05a solution and in order to reach a better quality for the precise orbit determination, daily generated RBF solutions obtained from Kalman filtered GRACE data processing and interpolated in case of gaps have been used. Moreover, since the geopotential coefficients of low degrees are better determined using SLR observations to geodetic satellites like Lageos, Stella, Starlette and Ajisai than from GRACE observations, these terms are co-estimated in the RBF solutions by using apriori SLR-derived values up to degree and order 4. Precise orbits for altimetry satellites Envisat (2002-2012), Jason-1 (2002-2013) and Jason-2 (2008-2014) are then computed over the given time intervals using this approach and compared with the orbits obtained when using other models such as EIGEN-6S4. An analysis of the root-mean-square values of the observation fits of SLR and DORIS observations and the orbit arcs overlaps will allow us to draw a conclusion on the quality of the RBF solution and to use these new trajectories for sea level trend estimates and geophysical application.

  12. INNOVACIÓN CON TIC Y CAMBIO SOSTENIBLE. UN PROYECTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN COLABORATIVA

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    Mª Dolores Sanz Lobo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo es parte de un amplio proyecto de investigación centrado en la innovación educativa con TIC, llevado a cabo por el Grupo de Investigación Stellae de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela en cinco centros públicos de Galicia, durante tres cursos escolares (del 2006 al 2009. En él presentamos, en primer lugar, los antecedentes teóricos del estudio y la metodología adoptada, basada en un enfoque de investigación-acción colaborativa para, a continuación, centrarnos en uno de los cinco casos participantes, un Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria. Ofrecemos una breve descripción del contexto en el que está ubicado, la historia del proceso de colaboración mantenido y, como tema central, algunos de los principales hallazgos relativos a la innovación con TIC, una de las cinco dimensiones de análisis surgidas de los datos recogidos a lo largo del proceso de colaboración. Para finalizar, ofrecemos las conclusiones más significativas relativas a esta dimensión, analizando la posible sostenibilidad de la innovación con TIC en este centro.

  13. CARMA Survey Toward Infrared-bright Nearby Galaxies (STING). III. The Dependence of Atomic and Molecular Gas Surface Densities on Galaxy Properties

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    Wong, Tony; Bolatto, Alberto D; Leroy, Adam K; Blitz, Leo; Rosolowsky, Erik; Bigiel, Frank; Fisher, David B; Ott, Jürgen; Rahman, Nurur; Vogel, Stuart N; Walter, Fabian

    2013-01-01

    We investigate the correlation between CO and HI emission in 18 nearby galaxies from the CARMA Survey Toward IR-Bright Nearby Galaxies (STING) at sub-kpc and kpc scales. Our sample, spanning a wide range in stellar mass and metallicity, reveals evidence for a metallicity dependence of the HI column density measured in regions exhibiting CO emission. Such a dependence is predicted by the equilibrium model of McKee & Krumholz, which balances H_2 formation and dissociation. The observed HI column density is often smaller than predicted by the model, an effect we attribute to unresolved clumping, although values close to the model prediction are also seen. We do not observe HI column densities much larger than predicted, as might be expected were there a diffuse HI component that did not contribute to H_2 shielding. We also find that the H_2 column density inferred from CO correlates strongly with the stellar surface density, suggesting that the local supply of molecular gas is tightly regulated by the stella...

  14. Planning for Regional Water Resources in Northwest China Using a Dynamic Simulation Model

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    Chen, C.; Kalra, A.; Ahmad, S.

    2014-12-01

    Problem of water scarcity is prominent in northwest China due to its typical desert climate. Exceedence of sustainable yield of groundwater resources has resulted in groundwater depletion, which has raised a series of issues such as drying wells, increasing pumping costs and environmental damage. With a rapid agricultural and economic development, population increase has added extra stress on available water resources by increasing municipal, agricultural and industrial demands. This necessitates efficient water resources management strategies with better understanding of the causes of water stress and options for sustainable development of economy and management of environment. This study focuses on simulating the water supply and demand, under the influence of changing climate, for Shanshan County, located in northwest of China. A dynamic simulation model is developed using the modeling tool Stella for monthly water balance for the period ranging from 2000-2030. Different future water demand and supply scenarios are developed to represent: (1) base scenario- with current practices; (2) change of the primary water source; (3) improvement of irrigation efficiency; (4) reduction of irrigation area; and (5) reduction of industrial water demand. The results indicate that besides growing demand, the low water use efficiency and low level of water reuse are the primary concerns for water scarcity. Groundwater recharge and abstraction could be balanced by 2030, by reducing industrial demand by 50% and using high efficiency irrigation for agriculture. The model provided a better understanding of the effect of different policies and can help in identifying water resources management strategies.

  15. A Spectroscopic Redshift Measurement for a Luminous Lyman Break Galaxy at z=7.730 using Keck/MOSFIRE

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    Oesch, P A; Illingworth, G D; Bouwens, R J; Momcheva, I; Holden, B; Roberts-Borsani, G W; Smit, R; Franx, M; Labbe, I; Gonzalez, V; Magee, D

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    We present a spectroscopic redshift measurement of a very bright Lyman break galaxy at z=7.7302+-0.0006 using Keck/MOSFIRE. The source was pre-selected photometrically in the EGS field as a robust z~8 candidate with H=25.0 mag based on optical non-detections and a very red Spitzer/IRAC [3.6]-[4.5] broad-band color driven by high equivalent width [OIII]+Hbeta line emission. The Lyalpha line is reliably detected at >6 sigma and shows an asymmetric profile as expected for a galaxy embedded in a relatively neutral inter-galactic medium near the Planck peak of cosmic reionization. The line has a rest-frame equivalent width of EW0=21+-4 A and is extended with V_FWHM=376+89-70 km/s. The source is perhaps the brightest and most massive z~8 Lyman break galaxy in the full CANDELS and BoRG/HIPPIES surveys, having assembled already 10^(9.9+-0.2) M_sol of stars at only 650 Myr after the Big Bang. The spectroscopic redshift measurement sets a new redshift record for galaxies. This enables reliable constraints on the stella...

  16. Fast evolving pair-instability supernova models: evolution, explosion, light curves

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    Kozyreva, Alexandra; Hirschi, Raphael; Frohlich, Carla; Blinnikov, Sergey; Wollaeger, Ryan T; Noebauer, Ulrich M; van Rossum, Daniel R; Heger, Alexander; Even, Wesley P; Waldman, Roni; Tolstov, Alexey; Chatzopoulos, Emmanouil; Sorokina, Elena

    2016-01-01

    With an increasing number of superluminous supernovae (SLSNe) discovered the question of their origin remains open and causes heated debates in the supernova community. Currently, there are three proposed mechanisms for SLSNe: (1) pair-instability supernovae (PISN), (2) magnetar-driven supernovae, and (3) models in which the supernova ejecta interacts with a circumstellar material ejected before the explosion. Based on current observations of SLSNe, the PISN origin has been disfavoured for a number of reasons. Many PISN models provide overly broad light curves and too reddened spectra, because of massive ejecta and a high amount of nickel. In the current study we re-examine PISN properties using progenitor models computed with the GENEC code. We calculate supernova explosions with FLASH and light curve evolution with the radiation hydrodynamics code STELLA. We find that high-mass models (200 and 250 solar masses) at relatively high metallicity (Z=0.001) do not retain hydrogen in the outer layers and produce r...

  17. A Cosmic Void Catalog of SDSS DR12 BOSS Galaxies

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    Mao, Qingqing; Scherrer, Robert J; Scoccimarro, Roman; Tinker, Jeremy L; McBride, Cameron K; Neyrinck, Mark C; Schneider, Donald P; Pan, Kaike; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Malanushenko, Elena; Malanushenko, Viktor

    2016-01-01

    We present a cosmic void catalog using the large-scale structure galaxy catalog from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). This galaxy catalog is part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 12 and is the final catalog of SDSS-III. We take into account the survey boundaries, masks, and angular and radial selection functions, and apply the ZOBOV void finding algorithm to the galaxy catalog. After making quality cuts to ensure that the voids represent real underdense regions, we identify 1228 voids with effective radii spanning the range 20-100Mpc/h and with central densities that are, on average, 30% of the mean sample density. We discuss the basic statistics of voids, such as their size and redshift distributions, and measure the radial density profile of the voids via a stacking technique. In addition, we construct mock void catalogs from 1000 mock galaxy catalogs, and find that the properties of BOSS voids are in good agreement with those in the mock catalogs. We compare the stella...

  18. Sexual Dimorphism of the Electrophysiological Properties of Projection Neurons in the Robust Nucleus of the Arcopallium in Adult Zebra Finches ( Taeniopygia guttata)%成年斑胸草雀弓状皮质栎核投射神经元电生理特性的性别差异

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    范博强; 侯国强; 潘璇; 李东风

    2012-01-01

    The frequent occurrence of rat (Microtus forth ) disaster in Dongting Lake Area induced great loss on agriculture. Based on the ecological theory, the software STELLA for systematic dynamical analysis was used to simulate the rat population change in Dongting Lake area. An age - structured dynamic model for rat population change was constructed. By imitation analysis, the characteristics of rat population change was studied, and the general rules and the catastrophe process of its population dynamics were discussed. The research indicated that the influence of the birth rate and death rate on population growth was significant, but the initial population was not the key factor. Some control strategies of rat disaster in Dongting Lake Area were proposed. We suggested to use biological methods, such as restoring the natural enemies of the rat in the Lake area, to increase the biodiversity, so as to control the rat disaster.%利用离体脑片膜片钳技术检测RA投射神经元电生理活动的主动和被动特性,对其性别差异进行探讨,发现鸣禽RA投射神经元电生理特性在发放频率和诱发动作电位幅值方面存在明显的性别差异.

  19. Applying a System Dynamics Approach for Modeling Groundwater Dynamics to Depletion under Different Economical and Climate Change Scenarios

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    Hamid Balali

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In the recent decades, due to many different factors, including climate change effects towards be warming and lower precipitation, as well as some structural policies such as more intensive harvesting of groundwater and low price of irrigation water, the level of groundwater has decreased in most plains of Iran. The objective of this study is to model groundwater dynamics to depletion under different economic policies and climate change by using a system dynamics approach. For this purpose a dynamic hydro-economic model which simultaneously simulates the farmer’s economic behavior, groundwater aquifer dynamics, studied area climatology factors and government economical policies related to groundwater, is developed using STELLA 10.0.6. The vulnerability of groundwater balance is forecasted under three scenarios of climate including the Dry, Nor and Wet and also, different scenarios of irrigation water and energy pricing policies. Results show that implementation of some economic policies on irrigation water and energy pricing can significantly affect on groundwater exploitation and its volume balance. By increasing of irrigation water price along with energy price, exploitation of groundwater will improve, in so far as in scenarios S15 and S16, studied area’s aquifer groundwater balance is positive at the end of planning horizon, even in Dry condition of precipitation. Also, results indicate that climate change can affect groundwater recharge. It can generally be expected that increases in precipitation would produce greater aquifer recharge rates.

  20. Differential effects of dopamine-directed treatments on cognition

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    Ashby FG

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available F Gregory Ashby, Vivian V Valentin, Stella S von Meer Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Abstract: Dopamine, a prominent neuromodulator, is implicated in many neuropsychiatric disorders. It has wide-ranging effects on both cortical and subcortical brain regions and on many types of cognitive tasks that rely on a variety of different learning and memory systems. As neuroscience and behavioral evidence for the existence of multiple memory systems and their corresponding neural networks accumulated, so did the notion that dopamine’s role is markedly different depending on which memory system is engaged. As a result, dopamine-directed treatments will have different effects on different types of cognitive behaviors. To predict what these effects will be, it is critical to understand: which memory system is mediating the behavior; the neural basis of the mediating memory system; the nature of the dopamine projections into that system; and the time course of dopamine after its release into the relevant brain regions. Consideration of these questions leads to different predictions for how changes in brain dopamine levels will affect automatic behaviors and behaviors mediated by declarative, procedural, and perceptual representation memory systems. Keywords: dopamine, cognition, memory systems, learning

  1. On the distribution of dark matter in galaxies: quantum treatments

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    Arguelles, Carlos R.; Ruffini, Remo; Siutsou, Ivan [Sapienza Universita di Roma, Rome (Italy); ICRANet, P.zza della Repubblica, Pescara (Italy); Fraga, Bernardo [Sapienza Universita di Roma, Rome (Italy); Universite de Nice Sophia di Antipolis, Nice (France)

    2014-09-15

    The problem of modeling the distribution of dark matter in galaxies in terms of equilibrium configurations of collisionless self-gravitating quantum particles is considered. We first summarize the pioneering model of a Newtonian self-gravitating Fermi gas in thermodynamic equilibrium developed by Ruffini and Stella (1983), which is shown to be a generalization of the King model for fermions. We further review the extension of the former model developed by Gao, Merafina and Ruffini (1990), done for any degree of fermion degeneracy at the center (θ{sub 0}), within general relativity. Finally, we present here for the first time the solutions of the density profiles and rotation curves corresponding to the model of Gao et al. Those solutions have a definite mass M{sub h} and a circular velocity v{sub h} at the halo radius r{sub h} of the configurations, which are typical of spiral galaxies. This treatment allows us to determine a novel core-halo morphology for the dark-matter profiles, as well as a novel bound on the particle mass associated with those profiles.

  2. On the distribution of dark matter in galaxies: quantum treatments

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    Argüelles, Carlos R; Siutsou, Ivan; Fraga, Bernardo

    2014-01-01

    The problem of modeling the distribution of dark matter in galaxies in terms of equilibrium configurations of collisionless self-gravitating quantum particles is considered. We first summarize the pioneering model of a Newtonian self-gravitating Fermi gas in thermodynamic equilibrium developed by Ruffini and Stella (1983), which is shown to be the generalization of the King model for fermions. We further review the extension of the former model developed by Gao, Merafina and Ruffini (1990), done for any degree of fermion degeneracy at the center ($\\theta_0$), within general relativity. Finally, we present here for the first time the solutions of the density profiles and rotation curves corresponding to the Gao et. al. model, which have a definite mass $M_h$ and circular velocity $v_h$, at the halo radius $r_h$ of the configurations, typical of spiral galaxies. This treatment allow us to determine a novel core-halo morphology for the dark matter profiles, as well as a novel particle mass bound associated with ...

  3. MAGIC observations of MWC 656, the only known Be/BH system

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    Context: MWC 656 has recently been established as the first observationally detected high-mass X-ray binary system containing a Be star and a black hole (BH). The system has been associated with a gamma-ray flaring event detected by the AGILE satellite in July 2010. Aims: Our aim is to evaluate if the MWC 656 gamma-ray emission extends to very high energy (VHE > 100 GeV) gamma rays. Methods. We have observed MWC 656 with the MAGIC telescopes for $\\sim$23 hours during two observation periods: between May and June 2012 and June 2013. During the last period, observations were performed contemporaneously with X-ray (XMM-Newton) and optical (STELLA) instruments. Results: We have not detected the MWC 656 binary system at TeV energies with the MAGIC Telescopes in either of the two campaigns carried out. Upper limits (ULs) to the integral flux above 300 GeV have been set, as well as differential ULs at a level of $\\sim$5\\% of the Crab Nebula flux. The results obtained from the MAGIC observations do not support persis...

  4. Simulating realistic disk galaxies with a novel sub-resolution ISM model

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    Murante, Giuseppe; Borgani, Stefano; Tornatore, Luca; Dolag, Klaus

    2014-01-01

    We present results of cosmological simulations of disk galaxies carried out with the GADGET-3 TreePM+SPH code, where star formation and stellar feedback are described using our MUlti Phase Particle Integrator (MUPPI) model. This description is based on simple multi-phase model of the interstellar medium at unresolved scales, where mass and energy flows among the components are explicitly followed by solving a system of ordinary differential equations. Thermal energy from SNe is injected into the local hot phase, so as to avoid that it is promptly radiated away. A kinetic feedback prescription generates the massive outflows needed to avoid the over-production of stars. We use two sets of zoomed-in initial conditions of isolated cosmological halos with masses (2-3) * 10^{12} Msun, both available at several resolution levels. In all cases we obtain spiral galaxies with small bulge-over-total stellar mass ratios (B/T \\approx 0.2), extended stellar and gas disks, flat rotation curves and realistic values of stella...

  5. Evaluación de Escenarios de Descongestión Vehicular en Bogotá mediante Dinámica de SistemasAssessment of Scenarios of Vehicular Decongestion in Bogotá D.C., using System Dynamics

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    Carlos Franco

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo propone el desarrollo de un modelo basado en dinámica de sistemas en el cual se caracteriza el sistema de transporte de Bogotá D.C. Para realizar esto se modelan las variables principales que intervienen en el sistema de transporte para así lograr un análisis global de la problemática de transporte y evaluar posibles soluciones propuestas por diferentes expertos.       El modelo es desarrollado mediante el software Stella, y en él se incluyen los diferentes actores que intervienen en la problemática global. Previo al desarrollo del modelo computacional, se lleva a cabo la recolección de información a través de expertos en el tema, que permita realizar una caracterización inicial, para poder así comprender la relación entre variables. Adicionalmente se evalúan sobre el modelo seis diferentes alternativas de solución a la problemática, para observar el impacto que éstas tendrían sobre el sistema de transporte.

  6. Supernova feedback in a local vertically stratified medium: interstellar turbulence and galactic winds

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    Martizzi, Davide; Faucher-Giguere, Claude-Andre; Quataert, Eliot

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    We use local Cartesian simulations with a vertical gravitational potential to study how supernova (SN) feedback in stratified galactic discs drives turbulence and launches galactic winds. Our analysis includes three disc models with gas surface densities ranging from Milky Way-like galaxies to gas-rich ultra-luminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs), and two different SN driving schemes (random and correlated with local gas density). In order to isolate the physics of SN feedback, we do not include additional feedback processes. We find that, in these local box calculations, SN feedback excites relatively low mass-weighted gas turbulent velocity dispersions ~3-7 km/s and low wind mass loading factors <1 in all the cases we study. The low turbulent velocities and wind mass loading factors predicted by our local box calculations are significantly below those suggested by observations of gas-rich and rapidly star-forming galaxies; they are also in tension with global simulations of disc galaxies regulated by stella...

  7. Recensiones

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    Full Text Available RESEÑA 1 de : Tresmontant, C. Le Chríst hébreu. París : Albin Michel, 1992. RESEÑA 2 de : Fricke, W. El juicio contra Jesús. Barcelona : Martínez Roca, 1993. RESEÑA 3 de : Kramrisch, Stella. The Presence of Siva. Princeton University Press, 1992. RESEÑA 4 de : Tamayo-Acosta, Juan José. Para comprender la escatología cristiana. Estella : Verbo divino, 1993. RESEÑA 5 de : Marinatos, N.; Hägg, R. Greek Sanctuaries. New Approaches. Londres-Nueva York : Routledge, 1993. RESEÑA 6 de : Braccesi, L. Hesperia, 3. Studi sulla Grecitá di Occidente. Roma : «L'Erma» di Bretschneider, 1993. RESEÑA 7 de : Wells, B. Agriculture in Ancient Greece. Estocolmo : Svenska Institutet i Athen, 1992. RESEÑA 8 de : Fernández Uriel, Pilar. Introducción a la Historia Antigua-ll. El mundo griego, I. Madrid : 1993. RESEÑA 9 de : Mangas J.; Alvar, J. Homenaje a José M.Blázquez. I. Madrid : Ediciones Clásicas, 1993. RESEÑA 10 de : Fernández Uriel, P.; Vázquez Hoys, A.M. Diccionario del Mundo Antiguo. Próximo Oriente, Egipto, Grecia y Roma. Madrid : Alianza Editorial, 1994.

  8. Time-series Doppler imaging of the red giant HD 208472. Active longitudes and differential rotation

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    Özdarcan, O; Künstler, A; Strassmeier, K G; Evren, S; Weber, M; Granzer, T

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    HD 208472 is among the most active RS~CVn binaries with cool starspots. Decade-long photometry has shown that the spots seem to change their longitudinal appearance with a period of about six years, coherent with brightness variations. Our aim is to spatially resolve the stellar surface of HD 208472 and relate the photometric results to the true longitudinal and latitudinal spot appearance. Furthermore, we investigate the surface differential rotation pattern of the star. We employed three years of high-resolution spectroscopic data with a high signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) from the STELLA robotic observatory and determined new and more precise stellar physical parameters. Precalculated synthetic spectra were fit to each of these spectra, and we provide new spot-corrected orbital elements. A sample of 34 absorption lines per spectrum was used to calculate mean line profiles with a S/N of several hundred. A total of 13 temperature Doppler images were reconstructed from these line profiles with the inversion code...

  9. Theatre

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    MARIONNETTES Compagnie Stella Rossa   Dimanche 12 décembre à 15h et 17h Costanza Solari vient enchanter les grands et les petits à partir de 3 ans avec 4 histoires   Séance de 15 heures : « Une histoire de feu, une histoire de chaleur, une histoire de dragon » Il faut vite faire quelque chose pour réchauffer une grand-mère qui a froid. Après avoir tout essayé, la seule solution pour Mia sera de trouver un dragon qui veuille bien lui céder un peu de son feu… « La princesse et la balle d’or » Il arriva que la balle d’or, au lieu de revenir dans sa main, tomba sur le sol et roula tout droit dans l’eau. La princesse la suivit des yeux, mais la balle disparut : la fontaine était si profonde qu’on n’en voyait pas le fond… Séance de 17 heures : « N...

  10. The internal structure of Early Cambrian fossil embryo Olivooides revealed in the light of Synchrotron X-ray Tomographic Microscopy

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    CHEN Fang; DONG XiPing

    2008-01-01

    Countless fossil embryo Olivooides and the hatched larvae, juveniles and adults (the latter two kinds are Punctatus) are recovered by means of acid maceration from the fine-crystalline to medium-crystalline phosphatic limestone and phosphatic micrite of Early Cambrian Kuanchuanpu Formation at the Shizhonggou section, near Kuanchuanpu Village, Ningqiang County, Shaanxi Province, China. Using the technique of Synchrotron X-ray Tomographic Microscopy, the 3D internal structure of Olivooides and Punctatus is reconstructed. The morphological and statistic analyses are also given to the stellae structure of Olivooides and Punctatus, which indicates that this structure is a result of adaptive evolution to a lifestyle of fast-attaching after hatching, probably with the function of mucilage secretion. The internal structure of Punctatus is described and discussed. The ovum-like structure, a common internal feature of Punctatus, is considered as the taphonomic structure, rather than eggs or other biological structure. This structure is thought to be formed after the burial of the animal and before or during the mineralization. The original internal structure of Punctatus is assumed to be tabulae-filled, with soft body grown on them.

  11. The GAPS programme with HARPS-N at TNG XI. Pr~0211 in M~44: the first multi-planet system in an open cluster

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    Malavolta, L; Piotto, G; Quinn, S N; Borsato, L; Granata, V; Bonomo, A S; Marzari, F; Bedin, L R; Rainer, M; Desidera, S; Lanza, A F; Poretti, E; Sozzetti, A; White, R J; Latham, D W; Cunial, A; Libralato, M; Nardiello, D; Boccato, C; Claudi, R U; Cosentino, R; Covino, E; Gratton, R; Maggio, A; Micela, G; Molinari, E; Pagano, I; Smareglia, R; Affer, L; Andreuzzi, G; Aparicio, A; Benatti, S; Bignamini, A; Borsa, F; Damasso, M; Di Fabrizio, L; Harutyunyan, A; Esposito, M; Fiorenzano, A F M; Gandolfi, D; Giacobbe, P; Hernández, J I González; Maldonado, J; Masiero, S; Molinaro, M; Pedani, M; Scandariato, G

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    Open cluster (OC) stars share the same age and metallicity, and, in general, their age and mass can be estimated with higher precision than for field stars. For this reason, OCs are considered an important laboratory to study the relation between the physical properties of the planets and those of their host stars, and the evolution of planetary systems. We started an observational campaign within the GAPS collaboration to search for and characterize planets in OCs We monitored the Praesepe member Pr0211 to improve the eccentricity of the Hot-Jupiter (HJ) already known to orbit this star and search for additional planets. An eccentric orbit for the HJ would support a planet-planet scattering process after its formation. From 2012 to 2015, we collected 70 radial velocity (RV) measurements with HARPS-N and 36 with TRES of Pr0211. Simultaneous photometric observations were carried out with the robotic STELLA telescope in order to characterize the stellar activity. We discovered a long-term trend in the RV residu...

  12. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND SCENARIOS OF URBANIZATION IN ARID AREA -- A Case Study in Wuwei City of Gansu Province

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    YOU Fei; LI Yu; DONG Suo-cheng

    2005-01-01

    Based on data of questionnaire and field survey and two developing models of Business As Usual (BAU) and the Intensive Urbanization (IU), this article, taking Wuwei City, a medium size city and typical oasis arid area in Gansu Province with very vulnerable and sensitive natural environment but long history of oasis economy, as an example, evaluated the sustainability of its environment and analyzed the scenarios of Wuwei's household energy consumption, waste discharge in transportation industry, primary industry, secondary industry, tertiary industry, by the integration of the systematical dynamics model Stella and Polestar language to simulate the future development of the research area. The results showed that, first, the developing model ofIU was propitious to Wuwei City named for oasis economy and vulnerable natural environment. The strategy of"Intensive Urbanization" can change the structure of energy utilization, and improve the efficiency of energy utilization. Second, the proportion of domestic energy consumption will decrease with industrialization and economic development, while that of tertiary industry, secondary industry and transportation will gradually grow up according to strategy of"Intensive Urbanization". Third, the Wuwei City is facing a severe eco-environmental crisis under the conventional patterns of development and a better future under a sustainable urbanization scenario, in the next 10 to 20 years. The different developing trends were clarified and the relative countermeasures were put forward for the policy makers according to the driving forces.

  13. Modelling Hydrological Processes in Created Freshwater Wetlands:an Integrated System Approach%人工淡水湿地的水文过程模拟:综合系统法(摘要)

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    张立; 威廉·杰·米奇

    2006-01-01

    This study investigates hydrologic processes of four different flow-through created freshwater wetlands in Ohio, USA, by use of several versions of a simple daily mass-balance water budget model.The model includes surface inflows and outflows, precipitation, evapotranspiration, and groundwater seepage. We calibrated the daily water budget for two experimental wetlands that had pumped inflow during 1999 and validated it during 2000 - 2002 on the same basins. The coefficient of prediction efficiency is 0.70 and the modelled hydroperiod followed observed water depths during the calibration period well. The average retention time in the calibration year 1999 was 4.4 - 4.6 days. The model was applied to a 3-ha created riparian wetland that receives river flooding. Results illustrated that this wetland has developed a hydroperiod with more than sufficient flooding to ensure that it will meet the hydrologic criteria of a formal jurisdictional wetland definition in the USA. Water budget predictions for a stormwater wetland provided useful design information for hydroperiod and hydrologic dynamics prior to the construction of that system. The model was simulated for average, dry, and wet years. An integrated systems approach was developed using a STELLA 7.0 with its capabilities of dynamicinterface level control (e. g. buttons and switches) features.

  14. Estimating relationships among water use, nitrogen uptake and biomass production in a short-rotation woody crop plantation

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    Ouyang, Y.

    2015-12-01

    Short-rotation woody crop has been identified as one of the best feedstocks for bioenergy production due to their fast-growth rates. However, the biomass production, nutrient uptake, and water use efficiency under adverse environmental condition are still poorly understood. In this study, a computer model was developed to undertake these issues using STELLA (Structural Thinking and Experiential Learning Laboratory with Animation) software. Two simulation scenarios were employed: one was to quantify the mechanisms of water use, nitrogen uptake and biomass production in a eucalypt plantation under the normal soil conditions, the other was to estimate the same mechanisms under the wet and dry soil conditions. In general, the rates of evaporation, transpiration, evapotranspiration (ET), and root water uptake were in the following order: ET > root uptake > leaf transpiration > soil evaporation. A profound discrepancy in water use was observed between the wet and dry soil conditions. Leaching of nitrate-N and soluble organic N depended not only on soil N content but also on rainfall rate and duration. The yield of biomass from the eucalypt was primarily regulated by water availability in a fertilized plantation.

  15. X-ray and optical bursts and flares in YSOs: results from a 5-day XMM-Newton monitoring campaign of L1551

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    Giardino, G; Micela, G; Reale, F; Sciortino, S; Silva, B

    2006-01-01

    We present the results of a five-day monitoring campaign with XMM-Newton of six X-ray bright young stellar objects (YSOs) in the star-forming complex L1551 in Taurus. All stars present significant variability on the five-day time scale. Modulation of the light curve on time scales comparable with the star's rotational period appeared to be present in the case of one weak-lined T Tauri star. Significant spectral variations between the 2000 and the 2004 observations were detected in the (unresolved) classical T Tauri binary system XZ Tau: a hot plasma component which was present in the X-ray spectrum in 2000 had significantly weakened in 2004. As XZ Tau N was undergoing a strong optical outburst in 2000, which had terminated since then, we speculate on the possible relationship between episodic, burst accretion, and X-ray heating. The transition object HL Tau underwent a strong flare with a complex temperature evolution, which is indicative of an event confined within a very large magnetic structure (few stella...

  16. State of knowledge of the Acotylea (Polycladida, Platyhelminthes) from the Mediterranean coasts of Spain: new records and new species.

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    Marquina, Daniel; Osca, David; Rodríguez, Jorge; Fernández-Despiau, Estrella; Noreña, Carolina

    2014-03-20

    Along the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, great species diversity is thought to exist, but our knowledge of Iberian polyclads is, in fact, very limited. This study contributes to the Polycladida (Platyhelminthes) of the Iberian Peninsula, in particular those of the Mediterranean coast. Nine species, mainly new species or new records, are described. Imogine stellae sp. nov. from Mar Menor (Murcia, Spain) is described, while I. mediterranea Galleni, 1976 is recorded for the first time in Spain. The genus Planocera Blainville, 1828 within the Mediterranean basin is reviewed: Planocera graffi Lang, 1879 is redescribed, and its synonymisation with Planocera pellucida (Mertens, 1833) considered. Also, the genus Notoplanella Bock, 1931 is represented by two species in Spain, N. inarmata Bock, 1931 type species, from Formentera Island and N. estelae sp. nov., from Mar Menor. Trigonoporus cephalophtalmus Lang, 1884 is rediscovered after the description of Lang (1884). Stylochus neapolitanus (Delle Chiaje, 1841-1844) Lang, 1884 is recorded and S. pilidium (Goette, 1881) is also redescribed, and Leptoplana mediterranea (Bock, 1913) is newly recorded for the Iberian Peninsula.

  17. Comprehensive modelling of the planetary nebula LMC-SMP 61 and its [WC]-type central star

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    Stasinska, G; Peña, M; Hamann, W R; Koesterke, L; Szczerba, R

    2003-01-01

    We present a comprehensive study of the Magellanic Cloud planetary nebula SMP 61 and of its nucleus, a Wolf-Rayet type star classified [WC 5-6]. We have performed a detailed spectral analysis of the central star, using the Potsdam code for expanding atmospheres in non-LTE. The fluxes from the model stellar atmosphere were used to compute photoionization models of the nebula. All the available observations, within their error bars, were used to constrain these models. We find that the ionizing fluxes predicted by the stellar model are basically consistent with the fluxes needed by the photoionization model to reproduce the nebular emission, within the error margins. However, there are indications that the stellar model overestimates the number and hardness of Lyman continuum photons. The photoionization models imply a clumped density structure of the nebular material. The observed CIII] 1909/CII 4267 line ratio implies the existence of carbon-rich clumps in the nebula. Such clumps are likely produced by stella...

  18. A detailed spectropolarimetric analysis of the planet hosting star WASP-12

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    Fossati, L; Elmasli, A; Haswell, C A; Holmes, S; Kochukhov, O; Shkolnik, E L; Shulyak, D V; Bohlender, D; Albayrak, B; Froning, C; Hebb, L

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    The knowledge of accurate stellar parameters is paramount in several fields of stellar astrophysics, particularly in the study of extrasolar planets, where often the star is the only visible component and therefore used to infer the planet's fundamental parameters. Another important aspect of the analysis of planetary systems is the stellar activity and the possible star-planet interaction. Here we present a self-consistent abundance analysis of the planet hosting star WASP-12 and a high-precision search for a structured stellar magnetic field on the basis of spectropolarimetric observations obtained with the ESPaDOnS spectropolarimeter. Our results show that the star does not have a structured magnetic field, and that the obtained fundamental parameters are in good agreement with what was previously published. In addition we derive improved constraints on the stellar age (1.0-2.65 Gyr), mass (1.23-1.49 M/M0), and distance (295-465 pc). WASP-12 is an ideal object to look for pollution signatures in the stella...

  19. A mediated modelling approach to promote collaborative learning in Andean rural micro-catchments in Colombia

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    Gowing, John; Dominguez, Isabel

    2013-04-01

    In rural catchments of developing countries water-related diseases, due to land use patterns (agriculture and livestock), microbial pollution, inadequate sanitation systems, access to water of poor quality, and lack of institutional support are common problems which disproportionally affect poor and vulnerable people. This research aims at developing a system dynamic model to improve the understanding of the macro and micro factors that influence human health and environmental health in rural micro-catchments in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. In this catchment livelihoods for most people depend on agriculture, particularly coffee. The research uses a mediated modeling approach, in which different stakeholders in modeling sessions, develop a STELLA model that allows them to identify relations between the economic, social and environmental factors and driving forces over the performance of their system. Stakeholders jointly develop the model structure in sessions facilitated by the researcher and the data required is gathered using secondary information from the different relevant institutions and primary information from field surveys that cover socioeconomic and environmental aspects that has not been previously collected by any institution or organization (i.e. household survey, stream water survey, and drinking water survey). Representation and understanding of their system will allow the stakeholders to test the effect of different management strategies in the micro-catchment and their associated socioeconomic, environmental and human health outcomes.

  20. Abcharis nom. nov., a new substitute name for Notiocharis Eaton, 1913 (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae) with world check-list of species.

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    Tkoč, Michal; Ježek, Jan

    2013-11-06

    Abcharis nom. nov. is established as a new substitute name for Notiocharis Eaton, 1913 (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae), which is a junior homonym of Notiocharis Gistel, 1856 (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The following new combinations are proposed: Abcharis assimilis (Quate & Quate, 1967) comb. nov.; A. dimorpha (Satchell, 1953) comb. nov.; A. femoralis (Quate, 1965) comb. nov.; A. filipinae (Quate, 1965) comb. nov.; A. fragilis (Quate & Quate, 1967) comb. nov.; A. insignis (Eaton, 1913) comb. nov.; A. kalabakensis (Quate, 1962) comb. nov.; A. lanceolata (Quate & Quate, 1967) comb. nov.; A. maai (Quate & Quate, 1967) comb. nov.; A. mangrophila (Ježek, 2000) comb. nov.; A. miranda (Quate & Quate, 1967) comb. nov.; A. pallida (Satchell, 1953) comb. nov.; A. papuensis (Quate & Quate, 1967) comb. nov.; A. paxillosa (Quate & Quate, 1967) comb. nov.; A. phlyctis (Quate & Quate, 1967) comb. nov.; A. sarawakensis (Quate, 1962) comb. nov.; A. stellae (Quate, 1962) comb. nov.; and A. wilsoni (Duckhouse, 1966) comb. nov. A world checklist of the included species with information about type material and distribution is provided.

  1. MODEL SIMULASI EMISI DAN PENYERAPAN CO2 DI KOTA BOGOR

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    Full Text Available Most of the urban pollution is the result of carbon dioxide (CO2 emission from human activities. This research identified CO2 emission and absorption in Bogor, and also the alternatives to solve the emission problem by system model and simulation. CO2 emission and absorption system model was created using software Stella 9.0.2 based on loss-gain emission concept for 30 years prediction. Human activities that contribute to CO2 emission are transportation, industries, energy consumption such as fuel or electricity, house hold waste, and farms, while the decrease factor is green open spaces as CO2 sequester. The alternatives to solve emission problem in Bogor is created based on green city concept by including the environmental aspects in every urban activity. The result of this research, the CO2 emission of Bogor reached 20.027.878 tons and the absorption reached 93.843 tons in 2042. Combined mitigation alternatives in several sectors could reduce CO2 emission by 2.797.667 tons in 2042 and CO2 emission could be neutralized by reforestation in 2036.

  2. A simulation for teaching the basic and clinical science of fluid therapy.

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    Rawson, Richard E; Dispensa, Marilyn E; Goldstein, Richard E; Nicholson, Kimberley W; Vidal, Noni Korf

    2009-09-01

    The course "Management of Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders" is an applied physiology course taught using lectures and paper-based cases. The course approaches fluid therapy from both basic science and clinical perspectives. While paper cases provide a basis for application of basic science concepts, they lack key components of genuine clinical cases that, by nature, are diverse, change over time, and respond in unique ways to therapeutic interventions. We developed a dynamic model using STELLA software that simulates normal and abnormal fluid and electrolyte balance in the dog. Students interact, not with the underlying model, but with a user interface that provides sufficient data (skin turgor, chemistry panel, etc.) for the clinical assessment of patients and an opportunity for treatment. Students administer fluids and supplements, and the model responds in "real time," requiring regular reassessment and, potentially, adaptation of the treatment strategy. The level of success is determined by clinical outcome, including improvement, deterioration, or death. We expected that the simulated cases could be used to teach both the clinical and basic science of fluid therapy. The simulation provides exposure to a realistic clinical environment, and students tend to focus on this aspect of the simulation while, for the most part, ignoring an exploration of the underlying physiological basis for patient responses. We discuss how the instructor's expertise can provide sufficient support, feedback, and scaffolding so that students can extract maximum understanding of the basic science in the context of assessing and treating at the clinical level.

  3. SLR Station Recovery, Center of Frame Motion, and Time Varying Gravity

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    Zelensky, Nikita P.; Lemoine, Frank G.; Chinn, Douglas S.; Melachroinos, Stavros; Wiser Beall, Jennifer; Larson, Jordan D.

    2012-01-01

    Weekly station position estimates, beginning with 1993, are derived from the ITRF2008-based SLR processing of up to four satellites: Lageos 1, Lageos2, Starlette, and Stella. Helmert parameters obtained from c omparison of weekly SLR station positions and the a-priori SLRF2008 station complement are evaluated for geocenter motion and scale. Two me thods for modeling time varying gravity are employed in the SLR satel lite POD processing, with GGM03S serving as the static gravity field. Both methods forward model atmosphere gravity derived from 6-hour ECM WF pressure data. The standard approach applies an annual 20x20 field estimated from 4 years of GRACE data, and the IERS2003 recommended linear rates for C20, C30, C40, C21, and S21. The alternate approach us es a new set of low-order/degree 4x4 coefficients estimated weekly fr om SLR & DORIS processing to 10 satellites from 1993-2012. This exper imental tvg4x4 model has been shown to improve the TOPEX, Jason-1, and Jason-2 altimeter satellite orbits,. In this paper we apply the more detailed time-variable gravity modeling to the SLR satellite POD pro cessing and subsequent reference frame analyses. For this study we will evaluate the orbit differences (periodic and secular) for the satel lites concerned, characterize the impact on the station coordinate solutions, and the impact on reference frame parameters (geocenter and s cale).

  4. Fast evolving pair-instability supernova models: evolution, explosion, light curves

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    Kozyreva, Alexandra; Gilmer, Matthew; Hirschi, Raphael; Fröhlich, Carla; Blinnikov, Sergey; Wollaeger, Ryan T.; Noebauer, Ulrich M.; van Rossum, Daniel R.; Heger, Alexander; Even, Wesley P.; Waldman, Roni; Tolstov, Alexey; Chatzopoulos, Emmanouil; Sorokina, Elena

    2017-01-01

    With an increasing number of superluminous supernovae (SLSNe) discovered, the question of their origin remains open and causes heated debates in the supernova community. Currently, there are three proposed mechanisms for SLSNe: (1) pair-instability supernovae (PISNe), (2) magnetar-driven supernovae and (3) models in which the supernova ejecta interacts with a circumstellar material ejected before the explosion. Based on current observations of SLSNe, the PISN origin has been disfavoured for a number of reasons. Many PISN models provide overly broad light curves and too reddened spectra, because of massive ejecta and a high amount of nickel. In the current study, we re-examine PISN properties using progenitor models computed with the GENEC code. We calculate supernova explosions with FLASH and light-curve evolution with the radiation hydrodynamics code STELLA. We find that high-mass models (200 and 250 M⊙) at relatively high metallicity (Z = 0.001) do not retain hydrogen in the outer layers and produce relatively fast evolving PISNe Type I and might be suitable to explain some SLSNe. We also investigate uncertainties in light-curve modelling due to codes, opacities, the nickel-bubble effect and progenitor structure and composition.

  5. COL1A2 gene analysis in a Czech osteogenesis imperfecta patient: a candidate novel mutation in a patient affected by osteogenesis imperfecta type 3

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    Full Text Available Lucie Hrušková,1 Ivo Mařík,2,3 Stella Mazurová,1 Pavel Martásek,1 Ivan Mazura1 1Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic; 2Ambulant Centre for Defects of Locomotor Apparatus 1.1.c., Prague, Czech Republic; 3Faculty of Medical Studies, West Bohemia University, Pilsen, Czech RepublicAbstract: Osteogenesis imperfecta is a heritable bone fragility disease with a heterogenic genetic origin. Most cases result from mutations of either the COL1A1 gene or the COL1A2 gene. We identified a novel COL1A2 gene mutation in a Czech patient, born to unaffected parents, who was diagnosed according to clinical and anthropometric findings and radiographic features as having type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta, which is a severe form of this disease. The identified Gly814Trp mutation was predicted by a number of complementary bioinformatic programs to result in functional alteration of the protein. This case report provides both evidence of a novel COL1A2 mutation resulting in type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta and a genotype:phenotype correlation in this affected individual. Keywords: osteogenesis imperfecta type 3, collagen, alpha-2 (I chain, substitution, sequencing 

  6. Pulsational Pair-instability Model for Superluminous Supernova PTF12dam: Interaction and Radioactive Decay

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    Tolstov, Alexey; Nomoto, Ken’ichi; Blinnikov, Sergei; Sorokina, Elena; Quimby, Robert; Baklanov, Petr

    2017-02-01

    Being a superluminous supernova, PTF12dam can be explained by a 56Ni-powered model, a magnetar-powered model, or an interaction model. We propose that PTF12dam is a pulsational pair-instability supernova, where the outer envelope of a progenitor is ejected during the pulsations. Thus, it is powered by a double energy source: radioactive decay of 56Ni and a radiative shock in a dense circumstellar medium. To describe multicolor light curves and spectra, we use radiation-hydrodynamics calculations of the STELLA code. We found that light curves are well described in the model with 40 M⊙ ejecta and 20–40 M⊙ circumstellar medium. The ejected 56Ni mass is about 6 M⊙, which results from explosive nucleosynthesis with large explosion energy (2–3) × 1052 erg. In comparison with alternative scenarios of pair-instability supernova and magnetar-powered supernova, in the interaction model, all the observed main photometric characteristics are well reproduced: multicolor light curves, color temperatures, and photospheric velocities.

  7. Cosmological simulations of Milky Way-sized galaxies

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    Colin, Pedro; Roca-Fabrega, Santi; Valenzuela, Octavio

    2016-01-01

    We introduce a new set of eight Milky Way-sized cosmological simulations performed using the AMR code ART + Hydrodynamics in a LCDM cosmology. The set of zoom-in simulations covers present-day virial masses in the 0.83-1.56 x 10^12 msun range and is carried out with our simple but effective deterministic star formation (SF) and ``explosive' stellar feedback prescriptions. The work is focused on showing the goodness of the simulated set of ``field' Milky Way-sized galaxies. Our results are as follows. (a) The circular velocity curves of our simulated galaxies are nearly flat. (b) Runs ending with a significant disk component, for their stellar masses, have V_max, radius, SF rate, gas fraction, and specific angular momentum values consistent with observations of late-type galaxies. (C) The two most spheroid-dominated galaxies formed in halos with late active merger histories, but other run that ends also as spheroid-dominated, never had major mergers. (d) Our simulations are consistent with the empirical stella...

  8. Evaluadores del Número

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    Full Text Available Evaluadores extranjerosMartha Lilia de Alba González, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Iztapalapa, MéxicoAdriana Piscitelli, Universidad Estadual de Campinas, BrasilAna Paula Mendes de Miranda, Universidad Federal Fluminense, BrasilAngela Nunes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PortugalAna Maria R. Gomes, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BrasilJuan Luis Sariego Rodríguez, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, MéxicoEvaluadores nacionalesJosé Garriga Zucal, Universidad Nacional de San MartínCarlos Figari, Universidad de Buenos AiresMaría Cristina Cravino, Universidad Nacional de General SarmientoStella Maris García, Universidad Nacional de la PlataAna Wortman, Universidad de Buenos AiresAndrea Mastrángelo, Universidad Nacional de Misiones Ilustración de Tapa Prometeo,1985, acrílico sobre tela,120x160cm.Ernesto Deira, Artista Plástico

  9. The Depth of the Heavens -- Belief and Knowledge during 2500 Years

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    For Dante Alighieri (1265--1321) the spiritual cosmos contained the Heavens, Earth and Hell, and it was compatible with the physical cosmos known from Aristotle (384--322 B.C.). Dante's many references in his Divine Comedy to physical and astronomical subjects show that he wanted to treat these issues absolutely correctly. Tycho Brahe proves three hundred years later by his observations of the Stella Nova in 1572 and of comets that the spheres of heavens did not really exist. It has ever since become more and more difficult to reconcile the ancient ideas of a unified cosmos with the increasing knowledge about the physical universe. Ptolemaios derived a radius of 20 000 Earth radii for the sphere of fixed stars. This radius of the visible cosmos at that time happens to be nearly equal to the true distance of the Sun, or 14 micro-light-years. Today the radius of the visible universe is a million billion (1015) times larger than Tycho Brahe believed. The lecture gave an overview of astronomical distances and their dramatic change during two and a half millennia, the following text is an extract hereof.

  10. Comparing modal noise and FRD of circular and non-circular cross-section fibres

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    Sablowski, D. P.; Plüschke, D.; Weber, M.; Strassmeier, K. G.; Järvinen, A.

    2016-03-01

    Modal noise is a common source of noise introduced to the measurements by optical fibres and is particularly important for fibre-fed spectroscopic instruments, especially for high-resolution measurements. This noise source can limit the signal-to-noise ratio and jeopardize photon-noise limited data. The subject of the present work is to compare measurements of modal noise and focal-ratio degradation (FRD) for several commonly used fibres. We study the influence of a simple mechanical scrambling method (excenter) on both FRD and modal noise. Measurements are performed with circular and octagonal fibres from Polymicro Technology (FBP-Series) with diameters of 100, 200, and 300 μm and for square and rectangular fibres from CeramOptec, among others. FRD measurements for the same sample of fibres are performed as a function of wavelength. Furthermore, we replaced the circular fibre of the STELLA-échelle-spectrograph (SES) in Tenerife with an octagonal and found a SNR increase by a factor of 1.6 at 678 nm. It is shown in the laboratory that an excenter with a large amplitude and low frequency will not influence the FRD but will reduce modal noise rather effectively by up to 180%.

  11. A color-period diagram for the open cluster M 48 (NGC 2548), and its rotational age

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    Barnes, Sydney A; Granzer, Thomas; Spada, Federico; Strassmeier, Klaus G

    2015-01-01

    Rotation periods are increasingly being used to derive ages for cool single field stars. Such ages are based on an empirical understanding of how cool stars spin down, acquired by constructing color-period diagrams (CPDs) for a series of open clusters. Our main aims here are to construct a CPD for M 48, to compare this with other clusters of similar age to check for consistency, and to derive a rotational age for M 48 using gyrochronology. We monitored M 48 photometrically for over 2 months with AIP's STELLA I 1.2 m telescope and the WiFSIP 4K imager in Tenerife. Light curves with 3 mmag precision for bright (V~14 mag) stars were produced and then analysed to provide rotation periods. A cluster CPD has then been constructed. We report 62 rotation periods for cool stars in M 48. The CPD displays a clear slow/I-sequence of rotating stars, similar to those seen in the 625 Myr-old Hyades and 590 Myr-old Praesepe clusters, and below both, confirming that M 48 is younger. A similar comparison with the 250 Myr-old M...

  12. Comparing modal noise and FRD of circular and non-circular cross- section fibres

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    Sablowski, D P; Weber, M; Strassmeier, K G; Järvinen, A

    2015-01-01

    Modal noise is a common source of noise introduced to the measurements by optical fibres and is particularly important for fibre-fed spectroscopic instruments, especially for high-resolution measurements. This noise source can limit the signal-to-noise ratio and jeopardize photon-noise limited data. The subject of the present work is to compare measurements of modal noise and focal-ratio degradation (FRD) for several commonly-used fibres. We study the influence of a simple mechanical scrambling method (excenter) on both FRD and modal noise. Measurements are performed with circular and octagonal fibres from Polymicro Technology (FBP-Series) with diameters of 100, 200 and 300 {\\mu}m and for square and rectangular fibres from CeramOptec, among others. FRD measurements for the same sample of fibres are performed as a function of wavelength. Furthermore, we replaced the circular fibre of the STELLA-echelle-spectrograph (SES) in Tenerife with an octagonal and found a SNR increase by a factor of 1.6 at 678 nm. It is...

  13. Spot evolution on the red giant star XX Triangulum. A starspot-decay analysis based on time-series Doppler imaging

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    Künstler, A; Strassmeier, K G

    2015-01-01

    Solar spots appear to decay linearly proportional to their size. The decay rate of solar spots is directly related to magnetic diffusivity, which itself is a key quantity for the length of a magnetic-activity cycle. Is a linear spot decay also seen on other stars, and is this in agreement with the large range of solar and stellar activity cycle lengths? We investigate the evolution of starspots on the rapidly-rotating ($P_{\\rm rot}$ $\\approx$ 24 d) K0 giant XX Tri, using consecutive time-series Doppler images. Our aim is to obtain a well-sampled movie of the stellar surface over many years, and thereby detect and quantify a starspot decay law for further comparison with the Sun. We obtained continuous high-resolution and phase-resolved spectroscopy with the 1.2-m robotic STELLA telescope on Tenerife over six years. For each observing season, we obtained between 5 to 7 independent Doppler images, one per stellar rotation, making up a total of 36 maps. To quantify starspot area decay and growth, we match the ob...

  14. Second Star to the Right and Straight On!

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    Benacchio, L.

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the project “Second Star to the Right and Straight On!” is to recover the relationship between man and the sky, present all over our medieval city, but virtually invisible to inhabitants and tourists nowadays. The city we are speaking of is Padua, Italy, an ancient and noble one, with its seven-century-old university, the Scrovegni Chapel, where Giotto painted a comet—probably Halley's—for the first time, and many other monuments and frescoes in which the sky plays an important role. The city also features dozens of smaller pieces of artwork, such as paintings and coats of arms, on the external walls of historical buildings in the town center that also convey the same message. The product of this research will be a guide to Padua's sky for a completely new “astronomical” city tour available to the five million tourists visiting Padua every year as well as to Italian classrooms. The resources will be available as a book (in Italian), Seconda Stella a Destra, a website1, and an interactive mobile app.

  15. Value of histopathologic examination of uterine products after first-trimester miscarriage.

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    Alsibiani, Sharifa Ali

    2014-01-01

    The main rationale of routine histopathologic examination of products after first-trimester miscarriages is to detect an ectopic pregnancy or a molar pregnancy, which require further management. An alternative approach is to examine the products only when there is a definite indication. As there is no agreement, we aimed to study whether routine histopathological examination of tissues obtained after first-trimester miscarriage is of any clinical value in our populations. Medical records of all (558) patients with a diagnosis of first-trimester miscarriage over 4 years (2007-2010) at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, were reviewed. Histopathologic examination confirmed products of conception in 537 (96.2%) patients, no products of conception in 17 (3%) patients, molar pregnancy in 2 (0.4%) patients, and decidual tissues without chorionic villi (Arias-Stella reaction) in 2 (0.4%) patients. After clinical correlation, only one unsuspected partial molar pregnancy was diagnosed by histopathology examination. Conclusion is that it does not appear reasonable to perform histopathological examination routinely after all first-trimester miscarriages in our studied population. We recommend that histopathological examination be performed in select instances: when the diagnosis is uncertain, when fewer tissues have been obtained during surgery, when unexpected pathology was seen, when ultrasound suggests a molar pregnancy, or when patients are considered at high risk for trophoblastic disease.

  16. Expression of Stem Cell Markers in Primo Vessel of Rat

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    Eun Seok Park

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Accumulating line of evidence support that adult tissues contain a rare population of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs, which differentiate into all types of cells in our body. Bonghan microcell (primo microcells (PMCs discovered in 1960s was reported to have a pluripotency like a stem cell in vivo as well as in vitro condition. Here, we describe the detailed morphology and molecular features of PMCs. PMCs reside in Bonghan duct (primo vessel (PV reported as a corresponding structure of acupuncture points and meridian system. We found that PMCs were frequently observed in the liver surface of the rat between 300 g and 400 g from April to June, suggesting that the their detection frequency depends on the weight, the season, and the organ of rat. As reported, PMCs freshly isolated from PVs were spherical ~1-2 μm microsized cells. In contrast, a unique bithread or budding-shaped PMCs emerged during tissue culture around 8 days. RT-PCR analysis demonstrated that PVs-derived cells express the Oct4, the most important PSCs gene, in addition to several PSCs markers (Sox2, Stella, Rex1, and Klf4. Thus, we for the first time provide the evidence about Oct4-expressing stem-like characteristics for cells resident in PVs, a possible novel stem cell enriched niche.

  17. Modeling phytoremediation of nitrogen-polluted water using water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

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    Mayo, Aloyce W.; Hanai, Emmanuel E.

    2017-08-01

    Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) has a great potential for purification of wastewater through physical, chemical and biological mechanisms. In an attempt to improve the quality of effluents discharged from waste stabilization ponds at the University of Dar es Salaam, a pilot plant was constructed to experiment the effectiveness of this plants for transformation and removal of nitrogen. Samples of wastewater were collected and examined for water quality parameters, including pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and various forms of nitrogen, which were used as input parameters in a kinetic mathematical model. A conceptual model was then developed to model various processes in the system using STELLA 6.0.1 software. The results show that total nitrogen was removed by 63.9%. Denitrification contributed 73.8% of the removed nitrogen. Other dominant nitrogen removal mechanisms are net sedimentation and uptake by water hyacinth, which contributed 16.7% and 9.5% of the removed nitrogen, respectively. The model indicated that in presence of water hyacinth biofilm about 1.26 g Nm-2day-1 of nitrogen was removed. However, in the absence of biofilm in water hyacinth pond, the permanent nitrogen removal was only 0.89 g Nm-2day-1. This suggests that in absence of water hyacinth, the efficiency of nitrogen removal would decrease by 29.4%.

  18. Application of macro material flow modeling to the decision making process for integrated waste management systems

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    Vigil, S.A. [California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, CA (United States); Holter, G.M. [Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, WA (United States)

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    Computer models have been used for almost a decade to model and analyze various aspects of solid waste management Commercially available models exist for estimating the capital and operating costs of landfills, waste-to-energy facilities and compost systems and for optimizing system performance along a single dimension (e.g. cost or transportation distance). An alternative to the use of currently available models is the more flexible macro material flow modeling approach in which a macro scale or regional level approach is taken. Waste materials are tracked through the complete integrated waste management cycle from generation through recycling and reuse, and finally to ultimate disposal. Such an approach has been applied by the authors to two different applications. The STELLA simulation language (for Macintosh computers) was used to model the solid waste management system of Puerto Rico. The model incorporated population projections for all 78 municipalities in Puerto Rico from 1990 to 2010, solid waste generation factors, remaining life for the existing landfills, and projected startup time for new facilities. The Pacific Northwest Laboratory has used the SimScript simulation language (for Windows computers) to model the management of solid and hazardous wastes produced during cleanup and remediation activities at the Hanford Nuclear Site.

  19. SIMULATION MODEL BASED ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND VIRTUAL CHANGES

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    Petr Dlask

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports on change as an indicator that can be provide more focused goals in studies of development. The paper offers an answer to the question: How might management gain information from a simulation model and thus influence reality through pragmatic changes. We focus on where and when to influence, manage, and control basic technical-economic proposals. These proposals are mostly formed as simulation models. Unfortunately, however, they do not always provide an explanation of formation changes. A wide variety of simulation tools have become available, e.g. Simulink, Wolfram SystemModeler, VisSim, SystemBuild, STELLA, Adams, SIMSCRIPT, COMSOL Multiphysics, etc. However, there is only limited support for the construction of simulation models of a technical-economic nature. Mathematics has developed the concept of differentiation. Economics has developed the concept of marginality. Technical-economic design has yet to develop an equivalent methodology. This paper discusses an,alternative approach that uses the phenomenon of change, and provides a way from professional knowledge, which can be seen as a purer kind of information, to a more dynamic computing model (a simulation model that interprets changes as method. The validation of changes, as a result for use in managerial decision making, and condition for managerial decision making, can thus be improved.

  20. Accurate basis set truncation for wavefunction embedding

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    Barnes, Taylor A.; Goodpaster, Jason D.; Manby, Frederick R.; Miller, Thomas F.

    2013-07-01

    Density functional theory (DFT) provides a formally exact framework for performing embedded subsystem electronic structure calculations, including DFT-in-DFT and wavefunction theory-in-DFT descriptions. In the interest of efficiency, it is desirable to truncate the atomic orbital basis set in which the subsystem calculation is performed, thus avoiding high-order scaling with respect to the size of the MO virtual space. In this study, we extend a recently introduced projection-based embedding method [F. R. Manby, M. Stella, J. D. Goodpaster, and T. F. Miller III, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 8, 2564 (2012)], 10.1021/ct300544e to allow for the systematic and accurate truncation of the embedded subsystem basis set. The approach is applied to both covalently and non-covalently bound test cases, including water clusters and polypeptide chains, and it is demonstrated that errors associated with basis set truncation are controllable to well within chemical accuracy. Furthermore, we show that this approach allows for switching between accurate projection-based embedding and DFT embedding with approximate kinetic energy (KE) functionals; in this sense, the approach provides a means of systematically improving upon the use of approximate KE functionals in DFT embedding.

  1. In Vivo Predictive Dissolution: Comparing the Effect of Bicarbonate and Phosphate Buffer on the Dissolution of Weak Acids and Weak Bases.

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    Krieg, Brian J; Taghavi, Seyed Mohammad; Amidon, Gordon L; Amidon, Gregory E

    2015-09-01

    Bicarbonate is the main buffer in the small intestine and it is well known that buffer properties such as pKa can affect the dissolution rate of ionizable drugs. However, bicarbonate buffer is complicated to work with experimentally. Finding a suitable substitute for bicarbonate buffer may provide a way to perform more physiologically relevant dissolution tests. The dissolution of weak acid and weak base drugs was conducted in bicarbonate and phosphate buffer using rotating disk dissolution methodology. Experimental results were compared with the predicted results using the film model approach of (Mooney K, Mintun M, Himmelstein K, Stella V. 1981. J Pharm Sci 70(1):22-32) based on equilibrium assumptions as well as a model accounting for the slow hydration reaction, CO2 + H2 O → H2 CO3 . Assuming carbonic acid is irreversible in the dehydration direction: CO2 + H2 O ← H2 CO3 , the transport analysis can accurately predict rotating disk dissolution of weak acid and weak base drugs in bicarbonate buffer. The predictions show that matching the dissolution of weak acid and weak base drugs in phosphate and bicarbonate buffer is possible. The phosphate buffer concentration necessary to match physiologically relevant bicarbonate buffer [e.g., 10.5 mM (HCO3 (-) ), pH = 6.5] is typically in the range of 1-25 mM and is very dependent upon drug solubility and pKa .

  2. Fast evolving pair-instability supernova models: Evolution, explosion, light curves

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    Kozyreva, Alexandra; Gilmer, Matthew; Hirschi, Raphael; Fröhlich, Carla; Blinnikov, Sergey; Wollaeger, Ryan T.; Noebauer, Ulrich M.; van Rossum, Daniel R.; Heger, Alexander; Even, Wesley P.; Waldman, Roni; Tolstov, Alexey; Chatzopoulos, Emmanouil; Sorokina, Elena

    2016-10-01

    With an increasing number of superluminous supernovae (SLSNe) discovered the question of their origin remains open and causes heated debates in the supernova community. Currently, there are three proposed mechanisms for SLSNe: (1) pair-instability supernovae (PISN), (2) magnetar-driven supernovae, and (3) models in which the supernova ejecta interacts with a circumstellar material ejected before the explosion. Based on current observations of SLSNe, the PISN origin has been disfavoured for a number of reasons. Many PISN models provide overly broad light curves and too reddened spectra, because of massive ejecta and a high amount of nickel. In the current study we re-examine PISN properties using progenitor models computed with the GENEC code. We calculate supernova explosions with FLASH and light curve evolution with the radiation hydrodynamics code STELLA. We find that high-mass models (200 M⊙ and 250 M⊙) at relatively high metallicity (Z = 0.001) do not retain hydrogen in the outer layers and produce relatively fast evolving PISNe Type I and might be suitable to explain some SLSNe. We also investigate uncertainties in light curve modelling due to codes, opacities, the nickel-bubble effect and progenitor structure and composition.

  3. Mouse Germ Cell Development in-vivo and in-vitro

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    Deshira Saiti

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available In mammalian development, primordial germ cells (PGCs represent the initial population of cells that are committed to the germ cell lineage. PGCs segregate early in development, triggered by signals from the extra-embryonic ectoderm. They are distinguished from surrounding cells by their unique gene expression patterns. Some of the more common genes used to identify them are Blimp1, Oct3/4, Fragilis, Stella, c-Kit, Mvh, Dazl and Gcna1. These genes are involved in regulating their migration and differentiation, and in maintaining the pluripotency of these cells. Recent research has demonstrated the possibility of obtaining PGCs, and subsequently, mature germ cells from a starting population of embryonic stem cells (ESCs in culture. This phenomenon has been investigated using a variety of methods, and ESC lines of both mouse and human origin. Embryonic stem cells can differentiate into germ cells of both the male and female phenotype and in one case has resulted in the birth of live pups from the fertilization of oocytes with ESC derived sperm. This fi nding leads to the prospect of using ESC derived germ cells as a treatment for sterility. This review outlines the evolvement of germ cells from ESCs in vitro in relation to in vivo events.

  4. Recovering star formation histories: Integrated-light analyses vs stellar colour-magnitude diagrams

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    Ruiz-Lara, T; Gallart, C; Alloin, D; Monelli, M; Koleva, M; Pompei, E; Beasley, M; Sánchez-Blázquez, P; Florido, E; Aparicio, A; Fleurence, E; Hardy, E; Hidalgo, S; Raimann, D

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    Accurate star formation histories (SFHs) of galaxies are fundamental for understanding the build-up of their stellar content. However, the most accurate SFHs - those obtained from colour-magnitude diagrams (CMDs) of resolved stars reaching the oldest main sequence turnoffs (oMSTO) - are presently limited to a few systems in the Local Group. It is therefore crucial to determine the reliability and range of applicability of SFHs derived from integrated light spectroscopy, as this affects our understanding of unresolved galaxies from low to high redshift. To evaluate the reliability of current full spectral fitting techniques in deriving SFHs from integrated light spectroscopy by comparing SFHs from integrated spectra to those obtained from deep CMDs of resolved stars. We have obtained a high signal--to--noise (S/N $\\sim$ 36.3 per \\AA) integrated spectrum of a field in the bar of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) using EFOSC2 at the 3.6 meter telescope at La Silla Observatory. For this same field, resolved stella...

  5. Molecular and phenotypic characterization of CD133 and SSEA4 enriched very small embryonic-like stem cells in human cord blood.

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    Shaikh, A; Nagvenkar, P; Pethe, P; Hinduja, I; Bhartiya, D

    2015-09-01

    Very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) are immature primitive cells residing in adult and fetal tissues. This study describes enrichment strategy and molecular and phenotypic characterization of human cord blood VSELs. Flow cytometry analysis revealed that a majority of VSELs (LIN(-)/CD45(-)/CD34(+)) were present in the red blood cell (RBC) pellet after Ficoll-Hypaque centrifugation in contrast to the hematopoietic stem cells (LIN(-)/CD45(+)/CD34(+)) in the interphase layer. Thus, after lyses of RBCs, VSELs were enriched using CD133 and SSEA4 antibodies. These enriched cells were small in size (4-6 μm), spherical, exhibited telomerase activity and expressed pluripotent stem cell (OCT4A, OCT4, SSEA4, NANOG, SOX2, REX1), primordial germ cell (STELLA, FRAGILIS) as well as primitive hematopoietic (CD133, CD34) markers at protein and transcript levels. Heterogeneity was noted among VSELs based on subtle differences in expression of various markers studied. DNA analysis and cell cycle studies revealed that a majority of enriched VSELs were diploid, non-apoptotic and in G0/G1 phase, reflecting their quiescent state. VSELs also survived 5-fluorouracil treatment in vitro and treated cells entered into cell cycle. This study provides further support for the existence of pluripotent, diploid and relatively quiescent VSELs in cord blood and suggests further exploration of the subpopulations among them.

  6. An in situ hybridization-based screen for heterogeneously expressed genes in mouse ES cells.

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    Carter, Mark G; Stagg, Carole A; Falco, Geppino; Yoshikawa, Toshiyuki; Bassey, Uwem C; Aiba, Kazuhiro; Sharova, Lioudmila V; Shaik, Nabeebi; Ko, Minoru S H

    2008-02-01

    We previously reported that Zscan4 showed heterogeneous expression patterns in mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells. To identify genes that show similar expression patterns, we carried out high-throughput in situ hybridization assays on ES cell cultures for 244 genes. Most of the genes are involved in transcriptional regulation, and were selected using microarray-based comparisons of gene expression profiles in ES and embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells versus differentiated cell types. Pou5f1 (Oct4, Oct3/4) and Krt8 (EndoA) were used as controls. Hybridization signals were detected on ES cell colonies for 147 genes (60%). The majority (136 genes) of them showed relatively homogeneous expression in ES cell colonies. However, we found that two genes unequivocally showed Zscan4-like spotted expression pattern (spot-in-colony pattern; Whsc2 and Rhox9). We also found that nine genes showed relatively heterogeneous expression pattern (mosaic-in-colony pattern: Zfp42/Rex1, Rest, Atf4, Pa2g4, E2f2, Nanog, Dppa3/Pgc7/Stella, Esrrb, and Fscn1). Among these genes, Zfp42/Rex1 showed unequivocally heterogeneous expression in individual ES cells prepared by the CytoSpin. These results show the presence of different types or states of cells within ES cell cultures otherwise thought to be undifferentiated and homogeneous, suggesting a previously unappreciated complexity in ES cell cultures.

  7. The survival of $^{205}Pb$ in intermediate-mass AGB stars

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    Mowlavi, N; Arnould, M; Mowlavi, Nami; Goriely, Stephane; Arnould, Marcel

    1997-01-01

    The now extinct 205Pb is a pure s-process radionuclide (t_{1/2} = 1.5x10^7 y) of possible substantial cosmochemical interest. As a necessary complement to the detailed theoretical study of the nuclear physics and astrophysics aspects of the 205Pb - 205Tl pair carried out by Yokoi et al. (1985), and to the recent calculation of the 205Pb production in Wolf-Rayet stars by Arnould et al. (1997), this paper addresses for the first time in some detail the question of the survival of this radionuclide in thermally pulsing AGB stars. This problem is made difficult by the high sensitivity to temperature and density of the rates of the weak interaction processes that are able to produce or destroy 205Pb. In view of this sensitivity, a recourse to detailed stellar models is mandatory. With the help of some simplifying assumptions concerning in particular the third dredge-up characteristics, some of which (like its depth) being considered as free parameters, predictions are made for the 205Pb contamination of the stella...

  8. A system dynamics approach for hospital waste management.

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    Chaerul, Mochammad; Tanaka, Masaru; Shekdar, Ashok V

    2008-01-01

    Healthcare services provided by hospitals may generate some infectious wastes. Although a large percentage of hospital waste is classified as general waste, which has similar nature as that of municipal solid waste and, therefore, could be disposed in municipal landfills, a small portion of infectious waste has to be managed in the proper manner in order to minimize risk to public health. Many factors involved in the hospital waste management system often link to one another, which require a comprehensive analysis to determine the role of each factor in the system. In this paper, we present a hospital waste management model based on system dynamics to determine the interaction among factors in the system using a software package, Stella. A case study of the City of Jakarta, Indonesia is selected. The hospital waste generation is affected by various factors including the number of beds in the hospitals and the NIMBY (not in my back yard) syndrome. To minimize the risk to public health, we found that waste segregation, as well as infectious waste treatment prior to disposal, has to be conducted properly by the hospital management, especially when scavenging takes place in landfill sites in developing countries.

  9. Assessment of mental disorders in preschoolers: the multiaxial profiles of diagnostic classification 0-3.

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    Maestro, Sandra; Rossi, Giuseppe; Curzio, Olivia; Felloni, Beatrice; Grassi, Cinzia; Intorcia, Claudia; Petrozzi, Angela; Salsedo, Helen; Muratori, Filippo

    2014-01-01

    A group of 291 preschoolers consecutively enrolled at the Early Childhood Mental Health Service of IRCSS Stella Maris (Italy) were assessed using the Diagnostic Classification Zero to Three (DC:0-3; ZERO TO THREE, 1994). All active variables were extracted from its five axes, and a multiple correspondence analysis was performed. This analysis evidenced four multiaxial clinical profiles: (a) Multisystem developmental disorders (Axis I) were correlated with the underinvolved quality of relationship (Axis II), medical conditions (Axis III), and a low level of emotional functioning (Axis V); (b) regulatory disorders (Axis I) were correlated with maladaptive or angry/hostile relationship (Axis II), medical conditions (Axis III), and an immature level of emotional functioning (Axis V); (c) affective disorders (Axis I) were correlated with anxious/tense relationship (Axis II), stress factors (Axis IV), and emotional functioning vulnerable to stress (Axis V); and (d) adjustment, feeding, and sleeping disorders (Axis I) were correlated with mild relationship disorders (Axis II) and important impact of stress factors (Axis IV). These findings support DC:0-3 as a valid tool to detect multiaxial profiles that could be useful to plan comprehensive treatments of the disorders.

  10. Occupational chemical burns: a 2-year experience in the emergency department

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    Touzopoulos P

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Panagiotis Touzopoulos1, Paul Zarogoulidis2, Alexandros Mitrakas1, Michael Karanikas1, Panagiotis Milothridis1, Dimitrios Matthaios1, Ioannis Kouroumichakis3, Stella Proikaki3, Paschalis Pavlioglou3, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis4, Theodoros C Constantinidis511st University Surgical Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, 2Pulmonary Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, 32nd Internal Medicine Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, 4Surgical Department (NHS, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, 5Medical School, Laboratory of Hygiene and Environmental Protection, Democritus University of Thrace, Regional Laboratory of Public Health (Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, GreeceAbstract: Chemical burn injuries are a result of exposure to acid, alkali, or organic compounds. In this retrospective study, a total of 21 patients suffering occupational chemical burns, came to the emergency room at the University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, from 2008 to 2010; 76.2% were workers, 19% were farmers, and 4.8% were desk officers. The majority of burns were due to exposure to acid (61.9%. Upper extremities were the most frequently injured area followed by the lower extremities and thorax. None of the patients needed further hospital care, but in the follow-up, four of the patients suffered keloid. Proper surgical treatment at the emergency room decreases the length of hospital stay for patients who suffer chemically induced burns.Keywords: chemical burns, surgical treatment, labor accidents

  11. Observational properties of low redshift pair instability supernovae

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    Kozyreva, A; Langer, N; Yoon, S -C

    2014-01-01

    So called superluminous supernovae have been recently discovered in the local Universe. It appears possible that some of them originate from stellar explosions induced by the pair instability mechanism. Recent stellar evolution models also predict pair instability supernovae (PISNe) from very massive stars at fairly high metallicities (i.e. Z~0.004). We provide supernova (SN) models and synthetic light curves for two progenitor models, a 150 Msun red-supergiant and a 250 Msun yellow-supergiant at a metallicity of Z=0.001, for which the evolution from the main sequence to collapse, and the initiation of the PISN itself, has been previously computed in a realistic and self-consistent way. We are using the radiation hydrodynamics code STELLA to describe the SN evolution of both models over a time frame of about 500 days. We describe the shock-breakout phases of both SNe which are characterized by a higher luminosity, a longer duration and a lower effective temperature than those of ordinary SNeIIP. We derive the...

  12. Optical Observations of the Transiting Exoplanet GJ 1214b

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    Teske, Johanna K; Mueller, Matthias; Griffith, Caitlin A

    2013-01-01

    We observed nine primary transits of the super-Earth exoplanet GJ 1214b in several optical photometric bands from March to August 2012, with the goal of constraining the short-wavelength slope of the spectrum of GJ 1214b. Our observations were conducted on the Kuiper 1.55 m telescope in Arizona and the STELLA-I robotic 1.2 m telescope in Tenerife, Spain. From the derived light curves we extracted transit depths in R (0.65 {\\mu}m), V (0.55 {\\mu}m), and g' (0.475 {\\mu}m) bands. Most previous observations of this exoplanet suggest a flat spectrum varying little with wavelength from the near-infrared to the optical, corresponding to a low-scale-height, high-molecular-weight atmosphere. However, a handful of observations around Ks band (~2.15 {\\mu}m) and g-band (~0.46 {\\mu}m) are inconsistent with this scenario and suggest a variation on a hydrogen- or water-dominated atmosphere that also contains a haze layer of small particles. In particular, the g-band observations of de Mooij et al. (2012), consistent with Ray...

  13. Pharmacokinetic software for the health sciences: choosing the right package for teaching purposes.

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    Charles, B G; Duffull, S B

    2001-01-01

    Computer assisted learning has an important role in the teaching of pharmacokinetics to health sciences students because it transfers the emphasis from the purely mathematical domain to an 'experiential' domain in which graphical and symbolic representations of actions and their consequences form the major focus for learning. Basic pharmacokinetic concepts can be taught by experimenting with the interplay between dose and dosage interval with drug absorption (e.g. absorption rate, bioavailability), drug distribution (e.g. volume of distribution, protein binding) and drug elimination (e.g. clearance) on drug concentrations using library ('canned') pharmacokinetic models. Such 'what if' approaches are found in calculator-simulators such as PharmaCalc, Practical Pharmacokinetics and PK Solutions. Others such as SAAM II, ModelMaker, and Stella represent the 'systems dynamics' genre, which requires the user to conceptualise a problem and formulate the model on-screen using symbols, icons, and directional arrows. The choice of software should be determined by the aims of the subject/course, the experience and background of the students in pharmacokinetics, and institutional factors including price and networking capabilities of the package(s). Enhanced learning may result if the computer teaching of pharmacokinetics is supported by tutorials, especially where the techniques are applied to solving problems in which the link with healthcare practices is clearly established.

  14. [Identifying the S genotypes of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) cultivars].

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    Chen, Xiao-Liu; Chen, Xue-Sen; Shu, Huai-Rui

    2004-10-01

    This report identified S-RNase genes (S genes) of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.), presented the sequences of S genes by using a pair of specific primers PruC2 and PruC4R based on the conserved regions C2 and RC4 of Rosaceous S-RNase genes and researched the S gene specific products from the genomic DNAs of different cultivars in which most of the S genotypese were unknown. The bands of PCR were cloned and their sequences were compared in GenBank. Four S genes were defined and the conclusion was made that all the same bands from PCR in the agarose gel had the same length and sequence of nucleic acid and were the same kind of S gene. The lengths of the amplified S genes are as follows: S1 is 677 bp, S3 762 bp, S4 945 bp, S6 456 bp. The S genotypes (S gene genotypes) of the tested self-incompatible cultivars were identified as follows: 'Hongdeng', 'Hongyan' and 'Early ruby', as same as 'Van', were S1 S3; 'Jueze', 'Hongfeng' and 'Napoleon' were S3S4; 'Dazi' was S1 S6; 'Changbahong' was S1 S4; 'Elton' was S3S6. The self-compatibile cultivars 'Waiyin No.7' and 'Stella' had the same S genotypes S3 S4'.

  15. Se nas pedras faz feguras parecer... Consideraciones sobre iconografía mariana y figuras poéticas en las Cantigas de Santa María de Alfonso X

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    Santiago Disalvo

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Marian iconography has been reflected in medieval Hispanic poetry in many ways, ranging from verses that describe the Virgin and her attributes to theological and mariological concepts expressed plastically by means of rhetorical forms. For example, the garden and the flowers as Holy Mary’s personal ornaments and symbols, or the image of light through a crystal or a glass window in the scenes of the Annunciation –with rich pictorial evidence throughout medieval art–, are present in poetry as symbolic descriptions of various extensions and genre, and, on the other hand, as Marian advocations or mariological tópoi as well (Ave/Eva, Flos, Hortus, Radix-Virga, Regina, Stella. Therefore, this paper proposes a general survey and a comparitive study on some of these procedures, focusing on King Alfonso X’s Cantigas de Santa Maria. In this sense, rhetorical figures, as tools that bridge the gap between the pictorial and the poetic, lead the reading towards a symbolic interpretation provided by the figuration or typologia, as postulated by Erich Auerbach for medieval textuality. Ultimately, the sacred value of Marian images (an inheritance of Byzantine iconic art is represented also in the miracles of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, a masterpiece that shows a strong influence of the iconodulic doctrine.

  16. Marlen Haushofer: Recollections of Crime and Complicity

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    Maria-Regina Kecht

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This essay wants to introduce readers to one of Austria's most astute women writers of the immediate postwar period. Marlen Haushofer, in contrast to her contemporary Ingeborg Bachmann, has not (yet gained international renown despite her literary craftsmanship. Looking at those works of her that most poignantly thematize the postwar reaction to the years of National Socialism and deal with the issues of guilt and responsibility, I focus on Haushofer's gendered perspective on the roles of victim, perpetrator, and bystander as played out in the seemingly apolitical microcosm of the family. The essay consists of an introductory discussion of the relevant political-historical context, a brief commentary on two thematically related short stories, and an analysis of the novella Wir töten Stella . In her scathing portrait of femininity in the patriarchal order of the fifties, Haushofer condemns women as accomplices in the perpetuation of corrupt structures and strategies of domination. She points to women's subordination and conspiracy of silence about evil-doing as powerful factors in the perpetuation of destruction. The metaphorical representation of Austrians' collective effort to forget their participation in Nazi crimes may be regarded as a gendered writing strategy allowing Haushofer to appear harmless and thus acceptable to her contemporaries.

  17. Evaluation of tritium transport in the biomass-fusion hybrid system and its environmental impact

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    Namba, Kyosuke [Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan); Kasada, Ryuta, E-mail: r-kasada@iae.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan); Konishi, Satoshi [Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan); Yamamoto, Yasushi [Faculty of Engineering Science, Kansai University, Osaka (Japan)

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    Highlights: • We assumed that tritium migrates from biomass hybrid fusion system to fuel cell vehicles. • We developed a seven-compartment model to describe the water flow and tritium in an urban area Osaka. • Tritium concentration of surface soil water run by 4 Bq/L level after 60 years later. • The tritium does not deserve health hazard but easily detectable in the environment. - Abstract: The behavior of tritium contained in the biofuel produced by the fusion energy is analyzed. Hydrogen product is contaminated with tritium from breeding blanket of fusion plant within the regulation limit and released to atmosphere when used for fuel cell vehicles. In the model city, Osaka, seven-compartment model describes the behavior of exhausted tritium by adapting the environment water flow and its migration was analyzed with STELLA system dynamics code. Tritium (HTO) with a concentration of 5000 Bq//m{sup 3} exhausted from the running vehicle increases decades and reaches steady state after about 50 years, at around 40 Bq/m{sup 3} in atmosphere and 4 Bq/L in surface soil water that does not deserve health hazard, however causes contamination of large populated area.

  18. El arte de navegar en las rutas de América, siglos XV a XIX

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    Full Text Available La  navegación ha sido una de las técnicas más antiguas del ser humano y el origen de muchas otras técnicas y ciencias relacionadas. Igualmente, es una actividad que, en sus formas puras, llega a ser un arte lleno de inspiración. El mar y el cielo se tocan en el horizonte y, en su inmensidad, le sirven al navegante para encontrar su camino. La Stella Maris y sus guardas en el hemisferio norte, o la Cruz de los Navegantes en el hemisferio Sur han sido la guía de nautas y poetas por miles de años. España y Portugal dejaron una herencia magnífica en América Latina, con sus enormes conocimientos náuticos. Debido a nuestra pobreza secular, las bajísimas densidades de población hasta los inicios del siglo XX, y a nuestro enclaustramiento provinciano, no hemos podido, o sabido, utilizar esa riqueza gigantesca. Pero ahí están dos océanos a la espera de científicos, navegantes, empresarios y poetas. Pongamos nuestro granito de arena en sus playas para que el país continental avance sobre nuestro país marítimo.

  19. The Differences on Face Value between China and Western Countries in Terms of Guasha Treatment%从电影《刮痧》透视中西方面子观的差异

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    2013-01-01

    《刮痧》是一部颇具代表性的反映中西文化差异的影片,片中充分展现了中西文化的冲突和融合。通过用Goffman的面子定义和Stella Ting -Toomey的面子协商理论分析了影片中表现出来的中西方面子观的差异,并进一步分析了因对面子观的不同理解而造成的交际障碍和文化隔阂,希望能为促进中西文化交流提供借鉴。%Guasha Treatment ,as a representative movie to demonstrate the differences between Chinese and western cultures ,fully displays cultural conflicts and cultural integration between China and western countries .Aimed at furthering the cultural exchanges between China and western countries ,this paper applies face definition presented by Goffman and face -negotiation theory by Ting -Toomey to the analysis of the differences on face value between China and western countries and miscommunication and cultural gap caused by different understand-ings of face value .

  20. El Auto de los Reyes Magos

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    Pérez Priegos, Miguel Ángel

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    Full Text Available El Auto de los Reyes Magos es nuestra más antigua pieza dramática conservada, compuesta hacia fines del s. XII o comienzos del XIII. El texto, de tradición y procedencia toledana, es producto de una sociedad en la que se cruzan y conviven diversas culturas y lenguas. Lo más probable es que su autor fuera un clérigo de origen francés afincado en Toledo, donde hubo de componer la pieza que conocemos, destinada a una señalada fiesta de la catedral y dentro de una cierta tradición dramática vernácula que. En ella recoge el tema de la adoración de los Magos, común a la tradición del drama litúrgico del Ordo Stellae, pero sin adaptarse ni mucho menos traducir ninguna de sus versiones.…

  1. Investigation of gene expressions in differentiated cell derived bone marrow stem cells during bone morphogenetic protein-4 treatments with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

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    Zafari, Jaber; Jouni, Fatemeh Javani; Ahmadvand, Ali; Abdolmaleki, Parviz; Soodi, Malihe; Zendehdel, Rezvan

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    A model was set up to predict the differentiation patterns based on the data extracted from FTIR spectroscopy. For this reason, bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) were differentiated to primordial germ cells (PGCs). Changes in cellular macromolecules in the time of 0, 24, 48, 72, and 96 h of differentiation, as different steps of the differentiation procedure were investigated by using FTIR spectroscopy. Also, the expression of pluripotency (Oct-4, Nanog and c-Myc) and specific genes (Mvh, Stella and Fragilis) were investigated by real-time PCR. However, the expression of genes in five steps of differentiation was predicted by FTIR spectroscopy. FTIR spectra showed changes in the template of band intensities at different differentiation steps. There are increasing changes in the stepwise differentiation procedure for the ratio area of CH2, which is symmetric to CH2 asymmetric stretching. An ensemble of expert methods, including regression tree (RT), boosting algorithm (BA), and generalized regression neural network (GRNN), was the best method to predict the gene expression by FTIR spectroscopy. In conclusion, the model was able to distinguish the pattern of different steps from cell differentiation by using some useful features extracted from FTIR spectra.

  2. PEMODELAN SISTEM PENGUSAHAAN WISATA ALAM DI TAMAN NASIONAL GUNUNG CIREMAI, JAWA BARAT (Modelling of Nature Tourism Management System in Gunung Ciremai National Park, West Java

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    Ai Yuniarsih

    2014-10-01

    The utilization of national park’s natural resources which is limited on nature tourism and environmental services needs proper management plan that can meet the ecological goal and socio-economical goal. Therefore this research aimed to build the model of Gunung Ciremai National Park (TNGC natural resources utility development which could reach the ecological’s goal and socio-economical’s goal. Method used in this research was Dynamic Sistem Analysis with STELLA 9.02 software. Based on the previous study, nature tourism management was the prioritized activity chosen by the community.  Result of the simulation based on the recent condition showed that if there was not change in key variables for  the next ten years, there was   increase in tourist number, community income and government income, but decrease in forest cover which only reached 46.63 % of the TNGC area. Simulation with development scenario showed the significant increase in tourist number, community income and government income and the forest cover reached 68.64 % of TNGC area. The nature tourism management model was very influenced by stakeholders’ role, especially in managing promotion, restoration, forest protection, tourism site quality improvement and accesibilities, improving TNGC’s human resources capacity and competency, and  increasing community participation in the management.

  3. Un progetto per Padova. Piazzale Stanga e Via Venezia / A project for Padua. Piazzale Stanga and Via Venezia

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    Gino Malacarne

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Piazzale Stanga e via Venezia a Padova costituiscono lo scenario del progetto che ridefinisce un crocevia viabilistico a stella, caratterizzante un luogo che non presenta qualità architettoniche di rilievo. Il progetto ha cercato di dare forma a questo spazio attraverso l’architettura, cercando di costruire per frammenti il tema della porta urbana. Il progetto si presenta con una serie di edifici autonomi che danno vita ad un insieme urbano articolato in un arcipelago di punti singolari, tenuti assieme dai rapporti di tensione reciproca che si stabiliscono tra i diversi elementi nello spazio. / Stanga square and Venice road, in Padova, are the layout of the project that redefines a crossroads star, featuring a place that doesn’t show any architectural quality. The project tries to give shape to this space through architecture, building the theme of the city gate. The project presents a series of autonomous buildings that give life to an urban set articulated in an archipelago of singular points, held together by relations of mutual tension established between the different elements in space.

  4. A Life of Their Own: Women’s Mid-life Quest in Contemporary Irish Women’s Short Stories

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    Ann Wan-lih Chang

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This essay focuses on the motif of quest, as initiated by older or middle-aged women and depicted in stories by Clare Boylan, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Stella Mahon, Mary Dorcey and Marilyn McLaughlin in the 1980s and 90s. Throughout the western literary canon the quest motif recurs in myths, legends or genres such as rite-of-passage novels, in which a hero (seldom a heroine is encouraged to prove his own value through a series of tests. Within this tradition, a woman’s quest is usually one involving a process which shapes her into the contemporary norms of social conformity – essentially losing or sublimating the self rather than developing or expressing the potential of the self. Notwithstanding the traditional depictions of a female quest in which loss and self-sacrifice are characteristic, representations of Irish women in the stories explored in this essay demonstrate heroines whose quest leads them to a kind of awakening and enlightenment. The heroine in Irish women’s stories engages in subversion of the social norm as part of an attempt to reconcile with residual trauma from the past, or with inner conflicts which have left her feeling alienated from accepted social conventions and expectations in respect of women. Irish female writers illustrate through their narrative a latent power to challenge and to subvert the traditionally accepted and dominant patriarchal ideology of Irish society.

  5. Translation as Adaptation for Language Pedagogy

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores, within an ecological perspective on language learning (cf. van Lier 2004, the valuable role that translation as adaptation can play in mediating and making sense of cross-cultural experiences in the multilingual language classroom. The aim is to develop a multilingual pedagogy that includes translation as adaptation as an integral part of the language curriculum in order to foster translingual and transcultural competence, this being the goal of foreign language education in the 21st century (cf. MLA 2007:2. The first part of the paper introduces the theoretical framework that conceptualises translation as being closely related to adaptation. It then analyses salient scenes from Gianni Amelio’s bilingual drama La stella che non c'è/The Missing Star/L'Étoile Imaginaire (2006 filmed in Italy and China and screened in competition as part of the 2006 Venice Film Festival. Moving on from research to pedagogic practice, the final part of the paper outlines a teaching unit that is based on the film and is aimed at undergraduate L1 Chinese learners of Italian and L1 Italian learners of Chinese. The objective of the pedagogic unit is to raise awareness of the transformative power enshrined in linguistic and cultural exchanges mediated by audio-visual translation as an eminent example of adaptation.

  6. Potential role of enzastaurin in the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphomas: a review

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Deborah A Katz, Janet MD Plate, Sunita Nathan, Lydia UshaDivision of Hematology and Oncology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USAAbstract: Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs are rare extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas characterized by neoplastic T-lymphocyte accumulation in the skin. The two most common types of CTCLs are mycosis fungoides and the leukemic variant, Sézary syndrome. Prognosis of CTCLs depends on the stage, with a poor prognosis in advanced-stage disease. A number of agents have recently been developed for the treatment of CTCLs: chemotherapeutic agents such as pralatrexate, interferon-alpha, retinoids such as bexarotene, monoclonal antibodies such as alemtuzumab, and histone deacetylase inhibitors such as vorinostat and romidepsin. Nevertheless, there is no cure for CTCLs except for allogeneic stem cell transplant. A promising new drug is enzastaurin. Enzastaurin is a novel serine/threonine kinase inhibitor that binds to protein kinase C-β (PKC-β and inhibits the phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K/AKT/phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN signaling pathway. Enzastaurin induces apoptosis and inhibits angiogenesis; it was also shown to suppress growth of CTCL cell lines in vitro. Given its low toxicity, enzastaurin has been tested against both solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. This article is focused on the potential role of enzastaurin in the treatment of CTCLs. A phase II multicenter trial evaluated enzastaurin monotherapy in patients with CTCLs. However, the results from this study were disappointing, demonstrating that enzastaurin had only modest clinical activity. Hence, enzastaurin is not currently developed for treating CTCLs. Potential strategies to improve enzastaurin efficacy against CTCLs are discussed: validation of enzastaurin targets such as PKC-β expression in CTCL lesions and or/blood; measurement of serum vascular endothelial growth factor levels; dose optimization; combining enzastaurin with

  7. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available - Freek Colombijn, Hisao Furukawa, Coastal wetlands of Indonesia; Environment, subsistence and exploitation. Translated by Peter Hawkes. Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 1994, vii + 219 pp., tables, figures, index. - C. van Dijk, Virginia Matheson Hooker, Culture and society in New Order Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1993, xxiii + 302 pp. - M.R. Fernando, Frans van Baardewijk, The cultivation system, Java 1834-1880, Changing Economy in Indonesia 14. Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute, 1993, 327 pp. - Bernice D. de Jong Boers, Jacqueline Vel, The Uma-economy; Indigenous economics and development work in Lawonda, Sumba (Eastern Indonesia. PhD thesis Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen, 1994, viii + 283 pp. Maps, tables, photographs, glossary. - Marijke J. Klokke, Lydia Kieven, Arjunas Askese; Ihre Darstellung im altjavanischen Arjunawiwaha und auf ausgewählten ostjavanischen Reliefs. Kölner Südostasien Studien Bd. 2. Bonn: Holos, 1994, 154 pp. - Marijke J. Klokke, Edi Sedyawati, Ganesa statuary of the Kadiri and Sinhasari periods; A study of art history. Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 160. Leiden: KITLV Press 1994. - Gijs Koster, Annabel Teh Gallop, The legacy of the Malay letter - Warisan warkah Melayu. With an essay by E. Ulrich Kratz. London: British Library for the National Archives of Malaysia, 1994, 240 pp. - Stephen Markel, Marijke J. Klokke, Ancient Indonesian Sculpture, Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 165. Leiden: KITLV Press 1994, vii + 210 pp., Pauline Lunsingh Scheurleer (eds. - Anke Niehof, Ingrid Rudie, Visible women in East coast Malay society; On the reproduction of gender in ceremonial, school and market. Oslo: Scandinavian University Press, 1994, xi + 337 pp. - Peter Pels, Nicholas Thomas, Colonialism’s culture; Anthropology, travel and government. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1994, xi + 238 pp. - Peter Pels, Nicholas B

  8. mHealth medication and blood pressure self-management program in Hispanic hypertensives: a proof of concept trial

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    Sieverdes JC

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available John C Sieverdes,1 Mathew Gregoski,1 Sachin Patel,1 Deborah Williamson,1 Brenda Brunner-Jackson,1 Judith Rundbaken,1 Eveline Treiber,1 Lydia Davidson,1 Frank A Treiber1,21Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles, College of Nursing, 2College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USAAbstract: Patient nonadherence to medication regimens and provider therapeutic inertia (failure to respond in timely manner to clinical data are two primary contributors to ineffective chronic disease management. This 3-month proof of concept trial used an iterative design approach guided by self-determination theory and the technology acceptance model to develop a culturally sensitive, patient-centered, and provider-centered mobile health medication and blood pressure self-management program. Cellular connected electronic medication trays provided reminder signals for patients to take medications and smartphone messaging reminded patients to take at-home blood pressures using a Bluetooth-enabled monitor. Providers were given bimonthly feedback. Motivational and reinforcement text and audio messages were sent based upon medication adherence rates and blood pressure levels. Ten Hispanics with uncontrolled essential hypertension were randomized to standard care and Smartphone Medication Adherence Stops Hypertension (SMASH intervention groups. Primary outcomes of provider and patient acceptability of the program were found to be high. Retention rates for the 3-month program were 100%, with mean ± standard deviation overall medication adherence for the SMASH group at 97.2% ± 2.8%, with all strongly believing the program helped them remember to take their medication. SMASH participants measured their blood pressure every 3 days 83.2% ± 6.0% of the time and completed 89.2% ± 19.06% of the expected readings. Nonparametric tests showed statistical significance for resting blood pressure changes between groups at months 2 (P = 0

  9. Multidisciplinary management of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma in Africa and the Middle East: current practice and recommendations for improvement

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    Zekri J

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    Full Text Available Jamal Zekri,1 Lydia M Dreosti,2 Marwan Ghosn,3 Emad Hamada,4 Mohamed Jaloudi,5 Ola Khorshid,6 Blaha Larbaoui7 1College of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Alfaisal University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 2Department of Medical Oncology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; 3Faculty of Medicine Hematology, Oncology Department, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon; 4Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Kasr Alainy, Cairo, Egypt; 5Oncology Hematology Department, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 6National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Kasr El Ainy, Cairo, Egypt; 7Oncology Service, Université Djillali Liabés, Sidi Bel Abbés, Algeria Abstract: The management of renal cell carcinoma (RCC has evolved considerably in recent years. This report represents the consensus of 22 relevant medical specialists from Africa and the Middle East region engaged in the management of RCC. Partial or radical nephrectomy is the standard of care for most patients with localized RCC. It is essential that patients are followed up appropriately after surgery to enable local and distant relapses to be identified and treated promptly. The treatment of advanced/metastatic disease has changed dramatically with the introduction of targeted therapies. Follow-up of these patients enables therapy optimization and assessment of response to treatment. There was universal agreement on the importance of management of RCC by a multidisciplinary team supported by a multidisciplinary tumor board. Barriers hindering this approach were identified. These included lack of awareness of the benefits of multidisciplinary team role, poor communication among relevant disciplines, time constraints, and specifics of private practice. Other challenges include shortage of expert specialists as urologists and oncologists and lack of local management guidelines in some countries. Solutions were proposed and discussed. Medical

  10. Effects of consuming alcohol mixed with energy drinks versus consuming alcohol only on overall alcohol consumption and negative alcohol-related consequences

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    Full Text Available Lydia de Haan,1 Hein A de Haan,2,3 Job van der Palen,4,5 Berend Olivier,1 Joris C Verster11Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht, 2Tactus Addiction Treatment, Deventer, 3Nijmegen Institute for Scientist-Practitioners in Addiction, Nijmegen, 4Medical School Twente, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, 5Department of Research Methodology, Measurement, and Data Analysis, University of Twente, Enschede, The NetherlandsBackground: The aim of this study was to examine differences in alcohol consumption and its consequences when consumed alone and when mixed with energy drinks.Methods: A survey was conducted among Dutch students at Utrecht University and the College of Utrecht. We collected data on alcohol consumption and alcohol-related consequences of alcohol consumed alone and/or alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AMED. The data were analyzed using a retrospective within-subject design, comparing occasions when subjects consumed AMED with those when they consumed alcohol only in the past 30 days.Results: A representative sample of 6002 students completed the survey, including 1239 who consumed AMED. Compared with consuming alcohol only, when consuming AMED, students consumed significantly fewer alcoholic drinks on an average drinking day (6.0 versus 5.4, respectively, and reported significantly fewer drinking days in the previous month (9.2 versus 1.4, significantly fewer days being drunk (1.9 versus 0.5, and significantly fewer occasions of consuming more than four (female/five (male alcoholic drinks (4.7 versus 0.9. The maximum number of mixed alcoholic drinks (4.5 in the previous month was significantly lower when compared with occasions when they consumed alcohol only (10.7. Accordingly, the mean duration of a drinking session was significantly shorter when mixing alcoholic drinks (4.0 versus 6.0 hours. Finally, when consuming AMED, significantly fewer alcohol-related consequences were

  11. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available Maximilian C. Forte; Ruins of Absence, Presence of Caribs: (PostColonial Representations of Aboriginality in Trinidad and Tobago (Neil L. Whitehead Nick Nesbitt; Voicing Memory: History and Subjectivity in French Caribbean Literature (H. Adlai Murdoch Camilla Stevens; Family and Identity in Contemporary Cuban and Puerto Rican Drama (Lydia Platón Jonathan Goldberg; Tempest in the Caribbean (Jerry Brotton Michael Chanan; Cuban Cinema (Tamara L. Falicov Gemma Tang Nain, Barbara Bailey (eds.; Gender Equality in the Caribbean: Reality or Illusion (A. Lynn Bolles Ernesto Sagás, Sintia E. Molina (eds.; Dominican Migration: Transnational Perspectives (Rosemary Polanco Christine M. Du Bois; Images of West Indian Immigrants in Mass Media: The Struggle for a Positive Ethnic Reputation (Dwaine Plaza Luis Raúl Cámara Fuertes; The Phenomenon of Puerto Rican Voting (Annabelle Conroy Philip Gould; Barbaric Traffic: Commerce and Antislavery in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (William A. Pettigrew Laurent Dubois; Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (Yvonne Fabella Sibylle Fischer; Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution (Ashli White Philip D. Morgan, Sean Hawkins (eds.; Black Experience and the British Empire (James Walvin Richard Smith; Jamaican Volunteers in the First World War: Race, Masculinity and the Development of National Consciousness (Linden Lewis Muriel McAvoy; Sugar Baron: Manuel Rionda and the Fortunes of Pre-Castro Cuba (Richard Sicotte Ned Sublette; Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo (Pedro Pérez Sarduy Frances Negrón-Muntaner; Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture (Halbert Barton Gordon Rohlehr; A Scuffling of Islands: Essays on Calypso (Stephen Stuempfle Shannon Dudley; Carnival Music in Trinidad: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Donald R. Hill Jean

  12. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available Frederick H. Smith; Caribbean Rum: A Social and Economic History (Franklin W. Knight Stephan Palmié; Wizards and Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity and Tradition (Julie Skurski Miguel A. De la Torre; The Quest for the Cuban Christ: A Historical Search (Fernando Picó L. Antonio Curet, Shannon Lee Dawdy & Gabino La Rosa Corzo (eds.; Dialogues in Cuban Archaeology (David M. Pendergast Jill Lane; Blackface Cuba, 1840-1895 (Arthur Knight Hal Klepak; Cuba’s Military 1990-2005: Revolutionary Soldiers during Counter-Revolutionary Times (Antoni Kapcia Lydia Chávez (ed.; Capitalism, God, and a Good Cigar: Cuba Enters the Twenty-First Century (Ann Marie Stock Diane Accaria-Zavala & Rodolfo Popelnik (eds.; Prospero’s Isles: The Presence of the Caribbean in the American Imaginary (Sean X. Goudie Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond (ed.; The Masters and the Slaves: Plantation Relations and Mestizaje in American Imaginaries (Danielle D. Smith David J. Weber; Bárbaros: Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment (Neil L. Whitehead Larry Gragg; Englishmen Transplanted: The English Colonization of Barbados, 1627-1660 (Richard S. Dunn Jon F. Sensbach; Rebecca’s Revival: Creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic World (Aaron Spencer Fogleman Jennifer L. Morgan; Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery (Verene A. Shepherd Jorge Luis Chinea; Race and Labor in the Hispanic Caribbean: The West Indian Immigrant Worker Experience in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico, 1800-1850 (Juan José Baldrich Constance R. Sutton (ed.; Revisiting Caribbean Labour: Essays in Honour of O. Nigel Bolland (Mary Chamberlain Gert Oostindie; Paradise Overseas: The Dutch Caribbean: Colonialism and its Transatlantic Legacies (Bridget Brereton Allan Pred; The Past Is Not Dead: Facts, Fictions, and Enduring Racial Stereotypes (Karen Fog Olwig James C. Riley; Poverty and Life Expectancy: The Jamaica

  13. CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF GLOBAL RADIATION AND INSOLATION IN THE MATO GROSSO DE GOIÁS MICROREGION CONTRIBUIÇÃO AO ESTUDO DA RADIAÇÃO GLOBAL E DA INSOLAÇÃO NA MICRO-REGIÃO DO MATO GROSSO DE GOIÁS

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    Engler José Vidigal Lobato

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    Nacional de Pesquisa de Arroz e Feijão - EMBRAPA, Goiânia — GO. A correlação entre as médias mensais da radiação solar global relativa diária e da insolação relativa diária permitiu concluir que a equação linear para a região do Mato Grosso de Goiás é o seguinte: Kg = Ka (0,27 + 0,49 n/N, onde, Kg = radiação solar global diária (ly/dia, Ka = radiação solar global diária, no topo da atmosfera (ly/dia, n = insolação diária, N = insolação máxima diária (h/dia. A metodologia adotada foi a proposta por PRESCOTT(1940 e PANMAN (1948, citada por BLACK et al (1954 para estimativa dos parâmetros a e b. A equação linear determinada mostrou um coeficiente de correlação igual a 0,95, e significância de 0,l% de probabilidade, sendo sua utilização recomendada para estimativas de valores médios de radiação solar recebida na superfície da terra, em período de cinco ou mais dias.

  14. 刘禾的文化翻译研究:福柯“知识考古学”的文本化实践

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    American Chinese critic Lydia H. Liu is obviously a textualization of Michel Foucault' s "archaeology of knowledge". Therefore, it may teach us how to effectively approach Michel Foucauh ' s "archaeology of knowledge" , especially how to effectively put Michel Foucault ' s "archaeology of knowledge" in practices of modernity-imagining of China. What' s most significant, it may inspire us to question and citicize "given facts", "superficial descriptions" and" taken-for-granted conclusions" in translation studies. And, consequently, Lydia H. Liu' s translation studies is sure to crystalize the theoretical interpretation of the processes of translingual concepts-generating, exhibit the linkage of clashes of empires to cultural integration, and provide experiences for tansdisci-plinary "border" studies.

  15. 2012 best practices for repositories collection, storage, retrieval, and distribution of biological materials for research international society for biological and environmental repositories.

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    Third Edition [Formula: see text] [Box: see text] Printed with permission from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) © 2011 ISBER All Rights Reserved Editor-in-Chief Lori D. Campbell, PhD Associate Editors Fay Betsou, PhD Debra Leiolani Garcia, MPA Judith G. Giri, PhD Karen E. Pitt, PhD Rebecca S. Pugh, MS Katherine C. Sexton, MBA Amy P.N. Skubitz, PhD Stella B. Somiari, PhD Individual Contributors to the Third Edition Jonas Astrin, Susan Baker, Thomas J. Barr, Erica Benson, Mark Cada, Lori Campbell, Antonio Hugo Jose Froes Marques Campos, David Carpentieri, Omoshile Clement, Domenico Coppola, Yvonne De Souza, Paul Fearn, Kelly Feil, Debra Garcia, Judith Giri, William E. Grizzle, Kathleen Groover, Keith Harding, Edward Kaercher, Joseph Kessler, Sarah Loud, Hannah Maynor, Kevin McCluskey, Kevin Meagher, Cheryl Michels, Lisa Miranda, Judy Muller-Cohn, Rolf Muller, James O'Sullivan, Karen Pitt, Rebecca Pugh, Rivka Ravid, Katherine Sexton, Ricardo Luis A. Silva, Frank Simione, Amy Skubitz, Stella Somiari, Frans van der Horst, Gavin Welch, Andy Zaayenga 2012 Best Practices for Repositories: Collection, Storage, Retrieval and Distribution of Biological Materials for Research INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REPOSITORIES (ISBER) INTRODUCTION T he availability of high quality biological and environmental specimens for research purposes requires the development of standardized methods for collection, long-term storage, retrieval and distribution of specimens that will enable their future use. Sharing successful strategies for accomplishing this goal is one of the driving forces for the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER). For more information about ISBER see www.isber.org . ISBER's Best Practices for Repositories (Best Practices) reflect the collective experience of its members and has received broad input from other repository professionals. Throughout this document

  16. Wetland Water Cooling Partnership: The Use of Constructed Wetlands to Enhance Thermoelectric Power Plant Cooling and Mitigate the Demand of Surface Water Use

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    Apfelbaum, Steven; Duvall, Kenneth; Nelson, Theresa; Mensing, Douglas; Bengtson, Harlan; Eppich, John; Penhallegon, Clayton; Thompson, Ry

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    Through the Phase I study segment of contract #DE-NT0006644 with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, Applied Ecological Services, Inc. and Sterling Energy Services, LLC (the AES/SES Team) explored the use of constructed wetlands to help address stresses on surface water and groundwater resources from thermoelectric power plant cooling and makeup water requirements. The project objectives were crafted to explore and develop implementable water conservation and cooling strategies using constructed wetlands (not existing, naturally occurring wetlands), with the goal of determining if this strategy has the potential to reduce surface water and groundwater withdrawals of thermoelectric power plants throughout the country. Our team’s exploratory work has documented what appears to be a significant and practical potential for augmenting power plant cooling water resources for makeup supply at many, but not all, thermoelectric power plant sites. The intent is to help alleviate stress on existing surface water and groundwater resources through harvesting, storing, polishing and beneficially re-using critical water resources. Through literature review, development of conceptual created wetland plans, and STELLA-based modeling, the AES/SES team has developed heat and water balances for conventional thermoelectric power plants to evaluate wetland size requirements, water use, and comparative cooling technology costs. The ecological literature on organism tolerances to heated waters was used to understand the range of ecological outcomes achievable in created wetlands. This study suggests that wetlands and water harvesting can provide a practical and cost-effective strategy to augment cooling waters for thermoelectric power plants in many geographic settings of the United States, particularly east of the 100th meridian, and in coastal and riverine locations. The study concluded that constructed wetlands can have significant positive

  17. Developing a Serious Game for decision making for the water-land-food-energy-climate Nexus in Sardinia-Italy: The SIM4NEXUS approach

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    Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, Lydia; Alexandri, Eva; Blanco, Maria; Chew, Chengzi; Conradt, Tobias; Daskalou, Olympia; Evans, Barry; Guitart, Francesc; Mereu, Simone; Sartori, Martina; Susnik, Janez; Savic, Dragan

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    downscaling HADGEM2 models - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/modelling-systems/unified-model/climate-models/hadgem2); (iii) socio-economic inputs and projections (GTAP - http://en.openei.org/wiki/Global_Trade_and_Analysis_Project_(GTAP)_Model) with System Dynamic Modelling (SDM) using STELLA for the visual environment- http://www.iseesystems.com/store/products/stella-professional.aspx and STELLAR as an open source programming language - http://www.r-gis.net/stellar/); (iv) creating a Knowledge Elicitation Engine (KEE), providing nexus semantics to the outputs of the SDM and (v) generating knowledge from Serious Game user interaction. Local data from Sardinian experts and stakeholders are being used in the pilot, which has been developed with their participation. The presentation will show results from sample scenarios and the approach to simulating uncertainties using SDM, as well as the overall data transfer and management scheme. It should be pointed out that the process of linking thematic models to System Dynamics (Complexity Science Modelling) and creating a KEE out of this combination is, to the best of our knowledge, novel and does not exist in the literature.

  18. Ajuste do modelo fototérmico de estimativa do desenvolvimento e do índice de área foliar de soja Adjustment of the photothermic model to estimate soybean development and leaf area index

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    Full Text Available Visou-se neste estudo, realizar o ajuste do modelo de estimativa do desenvolvimento de populações de soja e da variação do índice de área foliar para a variedade IAS 5. Como fonte de variação na velocidade de desenvolvimento, diferentes épocas de plantio foram utilizadas em experimentos nos anos agrícolas de 2004/2005 (três datas e 2005/2006 (quatro datas no IRDeR (Instituto Regional de Desenvolvimento Rural localizado em Augusto Pestana, RS (28º 27' 17" S e 53º 54' 50" W, nos quais foram identificadas as datas em que ocorreram as principais fases do desenvolvimento da cultura da soja, seguindo a Escala Fenológica de Fehr & Caviness e estimados o índice de área foliar em quatro momentos: no final do período de instalação da população vegetal (V6; no início do florescimento (R1; início do enchimento de grãos (R5; e no início da maturação (R7. As variáveis meteorológicas temperaturas mínima e máxima diárias foram coletadas. Após o ajuste dos coeficientes genéticos, o modelo foi formatado no programa Stella 5.0. O modelo de estimativa do desenvolvimento da soja teve desempenho satisfatório, apresentando estimativas precisas para os dados que o determinaram. O modelo de estimativa do índice de área foliar apresentou estimativas satisfatórias.The present study was carried out to adjust the soy population development model and the leaf area index model for the IAS 5 cultivar. Different sowing dates were used in two experiments as source of development variation during 2004/2005 (three dates and 2005/2006 (four dates in the IRDeR (Instituto Regional de Desenvolvimento Rural located in Augusto Pestana, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (28º 27' 17" S and 53º 54' 50" W. The main crop development phases were identified according to the Feher & Caviness phenological scale, and the leaf area index was determined in four occasions: at the final period of plant population installation (V6; at the beginning of flowering

  19. Evaluación y dinámica de uso del recurso hídrico en el corregimiento de Barú (Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia Evaluation and use dynamics of water in Barú (Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

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    Garzón Javier

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    Full Text Available El corregimiento insular de Barú (Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia carece de los servicios de acueducto y alcantarillado; sin embargo, sus habitantes logran manipular el agua para suplir sus necesidades básicas. Partiendo de este hecho, se evaluó la calidad del recurso hídrico y se caracterizó la dinámica de su uso en la localidad durante la época seca (marzo de 2003, respondiendo dos preguntas básicas: ¿Es apta para el consumo humano el agua disponible en Barú? y ¿Cuáles son los eventos, flujos y procesos involucrados en su manejo? La evaluación de la calidad del agua se hizo por comparación de
    algunas variables fisicoquímicas y microbiológicas frente a lo  establecido en la legislación colombiana y se encontró que, en general, el agua utilizada y consumida en Barú no es segura, debido a la presencia de coliformes. La dinámica de uso del agua en el corregimiento se estudió a través de entrevistas semiestructuradas a los habitantes y caminatas de reconocimiento de la infraestructura disponible en la localidad, con lo que se obtuvo información de las prácticas de consumo, los hábitos y métodos de tratamiento de agua dulce, la disposición de aguas servidas y el volumen consumido por persona (91,4 L día. Con base en esta información, se construyó un modelo del flujo de agua utilizando el programa STELLA 7.0.3® y se determinó que el sistema tiene baja sostenibilidad debido a la marcada estacionalidad de lluvias en la zona y a la gran dependencia de factores externos y de trabajo humano interno requeridos para su funcionamiento.The insular town of Barú (Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia lacks aqueduct and sewer system services; however, Barú's habitants manipulate the water to satisfy their basic necessities. In this way, we evaluated water quality and characterized the dynamic of its use in Barú during the dry season (March of 2003. We answer two basic questions: is the available water in Barú suitable for human

  20. Macroalgas bentônicas associadas a bancos de Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen J.V. Lamour. (Rhodophyta - Gigartinales em duas praias do litoral baiano Macroalgae associated with banks of Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen J.V. Lamour. (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales on two beaches on the coast of Bahia

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho caracteriza a estrutura e dinâmica das comunidades de macroalgas bentônicas associadas a populações de H. musciformis ocorrentes em formações recifais nas praias de Stella Maris (Salvador e Itacimirim (Camaçari. As coletas ocorreram entre agosto de 2007 e junho de 2008. As formações recifais foram divididas em compartimentos com base no hidrodinamismo. Utilizou-se três transectos em cada compartimento, onde foram dispostos cinco quadrados de 20 x 20 cm. Foram obtidos dados de riqueza, biomassa, percentual de importância (Pi%, diversidade (H' e equitabilidade (J'. Na área estudada ocorreram 60 espécies: 30 Rhodophyta, 20 Chlorophyta e 10 Ochrophyta; biomassa média de 136 g.m-² (peso seco; e índices médios de H' e J' de 2,7 e 0,97, respectivamente. Houve predominância das rodofíceas, tanto em riqueza específica quanto em valores de biomassa. Foi encontrada maior contribuição do grupo morfo-funcional de algas corticadas. Dentre a flora associada, Gelidiella acerosa, Sargassum cymosum e Palisada perforata apresentaram maiores valores de biomassa. O compartimento recifal mais representativo em riqueza específica e biomassa foi a região frontal do recife. As comunidades das praias estudadas foram consideradas distintas devido à fisionomia das formações recifais.This study characterized the structure and dynamics of macroalgae communities associated with benthic populations of H. musciformis occurring in reef formations on the beaches of Stella Maris (Salvador and Itacimirim (Camaçari, Bahia. The samples were collected between August 2007 and June 2008. The reef formations were divided into compartments based on hydrodynamics. Three transects where made for each compartment, and each of these had five quadrants of 20 x 20cm. Data about the richness, biomass, percentage of importance (Pi%, diversity (H' and evenness (J' was collected. The study recorded 60 species, 30 Rhodophyta, 20 Chlorophyta and 10 Ochrophyta

  1. Exploring the Birth of Binary Stars

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    Kohler, Susanna

    2016-08-01

    More than half of all stars are thought to be in binary or multiple star systems. But how do these systems form? The misaligned spins of some binary protostars might provide a clue.Two Formation ModelsIts hard to tell how multiple-star systems form, since these systems are difficult to observe in their early stages. But based on numerical simulations, there are two proposed models for the formation of stellar binaries:Turbulent fragmentationTurbulence within a single core leads to multiple dense clumps. These clumps independently collapse to form stars that orbit each other.Disk fragmentationGravitational instabilities in a massive accretion disk cause the formation of a smaller, secondary disk within the first, resulting in two stars that orbit each other.Log column density for one of the authors simulated binary systems, just after the formation of two protostars. Diamonds indicate the protostar positions. [Adapted from Offner et al. 2016]Outflows as CluesHow can we differentiate between these formation mechanisms? Led by Stella Offner (University of Massachusetts), a team of scientists has suggested that the key isto examine the alignment of the stars protostellar outflows jets that are often emitted from the poles of young, newly forming stars.Naively, wed expect that disk fragmentation would produce binary stars with common angular momentum. As the stars spins would be aligned, they would therefore also launch protostellar jets that were aligned with each other. Turbulent fragmentation, on the other hand, would cause the stars to have independent angular momentum. This would lead to randomly oriented spins, so the protostellar jets would be misaligned.Snapshots from the authors simulations. Left panel of each pair: column density; green arrows giveprotostellar spin directions. Right panel: synthetic observations produced from the simulations; cyan arrows giveprotostellar outflow directions. [Offner et al. 2016]Simulations of FragmentationIn order to better

  2. Transmission spectroscopy of HAT-P-32b with the LBT: confirmation of clouds/hazes in the planetary atmosphere

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    Mallonn, M.; Strassmeier, K. G.

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    observations made with the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) and the STELLA robotic telescopes. The LBT is an international collaboration among institutions in the United States, Italy and Germany. LBT Corporation partners are: LBT Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Germany, representing the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), the Max-Planck Society, and Heidelberg University; The University of Arizona on behalf of the Arizona Board of Regents; Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Italy; The Ohio State University, and The Research Corporation, on behalf of The University of Notre Dame, University of Minnesota and University of Virginia. STELLA is an AIP facility jointly operated by AIP and Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).Tables of the lightcurves are only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (http://130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/590/A100

  3. Rotation, activity, and lithium abundance in cool binary stars

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    Strassmeier, K. G.; Weber, M.; Granzer, T.; Järvinen, S.

    2012-10-01

    We have used two robotic telescopes to obtain time-series high-resolution optical echelle spectroscopy and V I and/or by photometry for a sample of 60 active stars, mostly binaries. Orbital solutions are presented for 26 double-lined systems and for 19 single-lined systems, seven of them for the first time but all of them with unprecedented phase coverage and accuracy. Eighteen systems turned out to be single stars. The total of 6609 {R=55 000} échelle spectra are also used to systematically determine effective temperatures, gravities, metallicities, rotational velocities, lithium abundances and absolute Hα-core fluxes as a function of time. The photometry is used to infer unspotted brightness, {V-I} and/or b-y colors, spot-induced brightness amplitudes and precise rotation periods. An extra 22 radial-velocity standard stars were monitored throughout the science observations and yield a new barycentric zero point for our STELLA/SES robotic system. Our data are complemented by literature data and are used to determine rotation-temperature-activity relations for active binary components. We also relate lithium abundance to rotation and surface temperature. We find that 74 % of all known rapidly-rotating active binary stars are synchronized and in circular orbits but 26 % (61 systems) are rotating asynchronously of which half have {P_rot>P_orb} and {e>0}. Because rotational synchronization is predicted to occur before orbital circularization active binaries should undergo an extra spin-down besides tidal dissipation. We suspect this to be due to a magnetically channeled wind with its subsequent braking torque. We find a steep increase of rotation period with decreasing effective temperature for active stars, P_rot ∝ T_eff-7, for both single and binaries, main sequence and evolved. For inactive, single giants with {P_rot>100} d, the relation is much weaker, {P_rot ∝ T_eff-1.12}. Our data also indicate a period-activity relation for Hα of the form {R_Hα ∝ P

  4. The GAPS programme with HARPS-N at TNG. XI. Pr 0211 in M 44: the first multi-planet system in an open cluster

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    Malavolta, L.; Nascimbeni, V.; Piotto, G.; Quinn, S. N.; Borsato, L.; Granata, V.; Bonomo, A. S.; Marzari, F.; Bedin, L. R.; Rainer, M.; Desidera, S.; Lanza, A. F.; Poretti, E.; Sozzetti, A.; White, R. J.; Latham, D. W.; Cunial, A.; Libralato, M.; Nardiello, D.; Boccato, C.; Claudi, R. U.; Cosentino, R.; Covino, E.; Gratton, R.; Maggio, A.; Micela, G.; Molinari, E.; Pagano, I.; Smareglia, R.; Affer, L.; Andreuzzi, G.; Aparicio, A.; Benatti, S.; Bignamini, A.; Borsa, F.; Damasso, M.; Di Fabrizio, L.; Harutyunyan, A.; Esposito, M.; Fiorenzano, A. F. M.; Gandolfi, D.; Giacobbe, P.; González Hernández, J. I.; Maldonado, J.; Masiero, S.; Molinaro, M.; Pedani, M.; Scandariato, G.

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    Context. Open cluster (OC) stars share the same age and metallicity, and, in general, their age and mass can be estimated with higher precision than for field stars. For this reason, OCs are considered an importantlaboratory to study the relation between the physical properties of the planets and those of their host stars, and the evolution of planetary systems. However, only a handful of planets have been discovered around OC main-sequence stars so far, all of them in single-planet systems. For this reason we started an observational campaign within the GAPS collaboration to search for and characterize planets in OCs Aims: We monitored the Praesepe member Pr 0211 to improve our knowledge of the eccentricity of the hot Jupiter (HJ) that is already known to orbit this star and search for additional intermediate-mass planets. An eccentric orbit for the HJ would support a planet-planet scattering process rather than a disk-driven migration after its formation. Methods: From 2012 to 2015, we collected 70 radial velocity (RV) measurements with HARPS-N and 36 with TRES of Pr 0211. Simultaneous photometric observations were carried out with the robotic STELLA telescope to characterize the stellar activity. We discovered a long-term trend in the RV residuals that we show as being due to the presence of a second, massive, outer planet. Orbital parameters for the two planets are derived by simultaneously fitting RVs and photometric light curves, with the activity signal modelled as a series of sinusoids at the rotational period of the star and its harmonics. Results: We confirm that Pr 0211b has a nearly circular orbit (e = 0.02 ± 0.01), with an improvement of a factor two with respect to the previous determination of its eccentricity, and estimate that Pr 0211c has a mass Mp sin i = 7.9 ± 0.2 MJ, a period P> 3500 days and a very eccentric orbit (e> 0.60). This kind of peculiar system may be typical of open clusters if the planet-planet scattering phase, which lead to the

  5. Una alabarda procedente del valle del Manzanares (Madrid

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    Miguel Ángel de BLAS CORTINA

    2009-12-01

    the metallurgical point of view in the group E 01 (copper with arsenic characteristic of the Iberian Peninsula during the Early Bronze Age. Typologically, it can be classified as belonging to the group of the Carrapatas, which includes a number of halberds found in Northeastern Portugal (Bragança and Tras os Montes, and very scantily represented outside the area concerned. Particularly significant is the find of Finca de la Paloma (Pantoja, Toledo which shows the relation between the Carrapatas halberds and features characteristic of the late Bell Beaker of Spain and Portugal, and which allows the dating of this type between 1700 and 1500 B.C., a date similar to the one generally admitted for the Irish halberds with which some investigators have seen possible connections. The existence of engravings representing halberds in stellae belonging to later periods or on rocks in the open air posits the problem of their survival. Nevertheless, the symbollic character of the weapons carved on the stellae leaves open the possibility that only the image of the weapon survives whereas the weapon itself has gone out of use. The halberd found in the Manzanares, and of course those of Pantoja, points out to the existence in the South Meseta of metallurgical elements characteristic of the North-West of the Peninsula at a period which coincides with the final phases of the Bell Beaker Culture.

  6. GRACE RL03-v2 monthly time series of solutions from CNES/GRGS

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    Lemoine, Jean-Michel; Bourgogne, Stéphane; Bruinsma, Sean; Gégout, Pascal; Reinquin, Franck; Biancale, Richard

    2015-04-01

    Based on GRACE GPS and KBR Level-1B.v2 data, as well as on LAGEOS-1/2 SLR data, CNES/GRGS has published in 2014 the third full re-iteration of its GRACE gravity field solutions. This monthly time series of solutions, named RL03-v1, complete to spherical harmonics degree/order 80, has displayed interesting performances in terms of spatial resolution and signal amplitude compared to JPL/GFZ/CSR RL05. This is due to a careful selection of the background models (FES2014 ocean tides, ECMWF ERA-interim (atmosphere) and TUGO (non IB-ocean) "dealiasing" models every 3 hours) and to the choice of an original method for gravity field inversion : truncated SVD. Identically to the previous CNES/GRGS releases, no additional filtering of the solutions is necessary before using them. Some problems have however been identified in CNES/GRGS RL03-v1: - an erroneous mass signal located in two small circular rings close to the Earth's poles, leading to the recommendation not to use RL03-v1 above 82° latitudes North and South; - a weakness in the sectorials due to an excessive downweighting of the GRACE GPS observations. These two problems have been understood and addressed, leading to the computation of a corrected time series of solutions, RL03-v2. The corrective steps have been: - to strengthen the determination of the very low degrees by adding Starlette and Stella SLR data to the normal equations; - to increase the weight of the GRACE GPS observations; - to adopt a two steps approach for the computation of the solutions: first a Choleski inversion for the low degrees, followed by a truncated SVD solution. The identification of these problems will be discussed and the performance of the new time series evaluated.

  7. Future trends in the supply and demand for radiation oncology physicists.

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    Mills, Michael D; Thornewill, Judah; Esterhay, Robert J

    2010-04-12

    Significant controversy surrounds the 2012 / 2014 decision announced by the Trustees of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in October of 2007. According to the ABR, only medical physicists who are graduates of a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) accredited academic or residency program will be admitted for examination in the years 2012 and 2013. Only graduates of a CAMPEP accredited residency program will be admitted for examination beginning in the year 2014. An essential question facing the radiation oncology physics community is an estimation of supply and demand for medical physicists through the year 2020. To that end, a Demand & Supply dynamic model was created using STELLA software. Inputs into the model include: a) projected new cancer incidence and prevalence 1990-2020; b) AAPM member ages and retirement projections 1990-2020; c) number of ABR physics diplomates 1990-2009; d) number of patients per Qualified Medical Physicist from Abt Reports I (1995), II (2002) and III (2008); e) non-CAMPEP physicists trained 1990-2009 and projected through 2014; f) CAMPEP physicists trained 1993-2008 and projected through 2014; and g) working Qualified Medical Physicists in radiation oncology in the United States (1990-2007). The model indicates that the number of qualified medical physicists working in radiation oncology required to meet demand in 2020 will be 150-175 per year. Because there is some elasticity in the workforce, a portion of the work effort might be assumed by practicing medical physicists. However, the minimum number of new radiation oncology physicists (ROPs) required for the health of the profession is estimated to be 125 per year in 2020. The radiation oncology physics community should plan to build residency programs to support these numbers for the future of the profession.

  8. Modelación matemática del consumo de presas y el flujo de energía asociado a la reproducción de Rostrhamus sociabilis (Aves, Falconiformes

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    Denis, D.

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Mathematical model of prey consumption and energy flow associated with breeding in Rostrhamus sociabilis (Aves, Falconiformes The snail kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis is a bird of prey that has permanent populations and is fairly common in Cuba. It is classified as High Concern in the North American Water Bird Conservation Plan, partially due to a highly specialized diet, preying only on water snail of the genus i>Pomacea. In the current paper we developed a mathematical model in Stella software to analyze consumption and mobilization of energy during reproduction of this species. The model was calibrated with reproductive parameters determined in a nesting colony of the Great Wetland of North Ciego de Ávila, Cuba. Variables included in the basic model were adults, eggs and nestling morphometry, behavioral aspects, trophic elements and other reproductive parameters; some were measured in the field and the rest were taken from literature sources. The main outcomes of the model were: energy consumption per individual, daily and total season consumption, and the number of prey it represented. To test the model we simulated the behaviour of a 100–nest colony that resulted in the production of an average of 158 ± 7.1 eggs and between 106 and 125 nestlings. Daily adult energy consumption was estimated between 110.32 and 118.47 kcal, which can be achieved by consuming around 28 snails each day. A colony of this size has an estimated requirement of 1,893,103 kcal of total energy per season, driven by 5,933 ± 59 kg of snail biomass, equivalent to between 419 and 552 thousand snails in three and half months. Sensitivity analysis of the model showed that the variables that most influenced energy consumption were those related to reproductive success, adult body size and flying behavior. The resulting model will allow to simulate and assess the potential impact of future habitat modifications on the species breeding.

  9. Rubisco and PEP carboxylase responses to changing irradiance in a Brazilian Cerrado tree species, Qualea grandiflora Mart. (Vochysiaceae).

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    Paulilo, M T; Besford, R T; Wilkins, D

    1994-02-01

    The activities of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase, Rubisco (E.C. 4.1.1.39) and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase, PEPc (E.C. 4.1.1.31), and concentrations of protein and chlorophyll were measured in extracts from cotyledons and first leaves of Qualea grandiflora Mart. (Vochysiaceae) seedlings after transfer from high-light (20 days at 320 micro mol m(-2) s(-1), PAR) to low-light (35 days at 120 micro mol m(-2) s(-1), PAR) conditions. When Tween 20 and glycerol were added to the extraction medium, Rubisco activities obtained for Qualea grandiflora were comparable to published values for several coniferous species and the broad-leaved species, Prunus avium L. Stella, grown in a similar light environment. Rubisco activity in cotyledons of Q. grandiflora grown in high light for 20 days and then transferred to low light for a further 35 days was similar to the activity in cotyledons of plants grown continuously in high light. However, the first leaf above the cotyledons showed a greater response to the change in irradiance; in high light, Rubisco activity of the first leaf was 1.8 times higher on a fresh weight basis and 2.7 times higher on an area basis than that of leaves transferred from high to low light. Fresh weight and chlorophyll concentration expressed on a unit leaf area basis were also higher in the high-light treatment. These responses to irradiance are indicative of a species adapted to growth in an unshaded habitat. The PEPc activity in leaves was 15% of Rubisco activity, which is typical of species with a C(3) photosynthetic pathway. The relatively slow growth rate of Q. grandiflora observed in these experiments could not be attributed to a low carboxylation capacity per unit leaf area.

  10. Quality of life and personality traits in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma and their first-degree caregivers

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    Granieri A

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Antonella Granieri,1 Stella Tamburello,2 Antonino Tamburello,2 Silvia Casale,3 Chiara Cont,1 Fanny Guglielmucci,1 Marco Innamorati21Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy; 2Università Europea di Roma, Rome, Italy; 3Università di Firenze, Firenze, ItalyAbstract: Asbestos exposure causes significant pleural diseases, including malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM. Taking into account the impact of MPM on emotional functioning and wellbeing, this study aimed to evaluate the quality of life and personality traits in patients with MPM and their first-degree caregivers through the World Health Organization Quality of Life–BREF (WHOQOL-BREF and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF. The sample was composed of 27 MPM patients, 55 first-degree relatives enrolled in Casale Monferrato and Monfalcone (Italy, and 40 healthy controls (HC. Patients and relatives reported poorer physical health than the HC. Patients had a higher overall sense of physical debilitation and poorer health than relatives and the HC, more numerous complaints of memory problems and difficulties in concentrating, and a greater belief that goals cannot be reached or problems solved, while often claiming that they were more indecisive and inefficacious than the HC. First-degree relatives reported lower opinions of others, a greater belief that goals cannot be reached or problems solved, support for the notion that they are indecisive and inefficacious, and were more likely to suffer from fear that significantly inhibited normal activities than were HC. In multinomial regression analyses, partial models indicated that sex, physical comorbidities, and the True Response Inconsistency (TRIN-r, Malaise (MLS, and Behavior-Restricting Fears (BRF dimensions of the MMPI-2-RF had significant effects on group differences. In conclusion, health care providers should assess the ongoing adjustment and emotional wellbeing of people with MPM and their

  11. A Quantitative Dynamic Simulation of Bremia lactucae Airborne Conidia Concentration above a Lettuce Canopy.

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    Mamadou Lamine Fall

    Full Text Available Lettuce downy mildew, caused by the oomycete Bremia lactucae Regel, is a major threat to lettuce production worldwide. Lettuce downy mildew is a polycyclic disease driven by airborne spores. A weather-based dynamic simulation model for B. lactucae airborne spores was developed to simulate the aerobiological characteristics of the pathogen. The model was built using the STELLA platform by following the system dynamics methodology. The model was developed using published equations describing disease subprocesses (e.g., sporulation and assembled knowledge of the interactions among pathogen, host, and weather. The model was evaluated with four years of independent data by comparing model simulations with observations of hourly and daily airborne spore concentrations. The results show an accurate simulation of the trend and shape of B. lactucae temporal dynamics of airborne spore concentration. The model simulated hourly and daily peaks in airborne spore concentrations. More than 95% of the simulation runs, the daily-simulated airborne conidia concentration was 0 when airborne conidia were not observed. Also, the relationship between the simulated and the observed airborne spores was linear. In more than 94% of the simulation runs, the proportion of the linear variation in the hourly-observed values explained by the variation in the hourly-simulated values was greater than 0.7 in all years except one. Most of the errors came from the deviation from the 1:1 line, and the proportion of errors due to the model bias was low. This model is the only dynamic model developed to mimic the dynamics of airborne inoculum and represents an initial step towards improved lettuce downy mildew understanding, forecasting and management.

  12. Higher education and children in immigrant families.

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    Baum, Sandy; Flores, Stella M

    2011-01-01

    The increasing role that immigrants and their children, especially those from Latin America, are playing in American society, Sandy Baum and Stella Flores argue, makes it essential that as many young newcomers as possible enroll and succeed in postsecondary education. Immigrant youths from some countries find the doors to the nation's colleges wide open. But other groups, such as those from Latin America, Laos, and Cambodia, often fail to get a postsecondary education. Immigration status itself is not a hindrance. The characteristics of the immigrants, such as their country of origin, race, and parental socioeconomic status, in addition to the communities, schools, and legal barriers that greet them in the United States, explain most of that variation. Postsecondary attainment rates of young people who come from low-income households and, regardless of income or immigration status, whose parents have no college experience are low across the board. Exacerbating the financial constraints is the reality that low-income students and those whose parents have little education are frequently ill prepared academically to succeed in college. The sharp rise in demand for skilled labor over the past few decades has made it more urgent than ever to provide access to postsecondary education for all. And policy solutions, say the authors, require researchers to better understand the differences among immigrant groups. Removing barriers to education and to employment opportunities for undocumented students poses political, not conceptual, problems. Providing adequate funding for postsecondary education through low tuition and grant aid is also straightforward, if not easy to accomplish. Assuring that Mexican immigrants and others who grow up in low-income communities have the opportunity to prepare themselves academically for college is more challenging. Policies to improve the elementary and secondary school experiences of all children are key to improving the postsecondary

  13. Human second trimester amniotic fluid cells are able to create embryoid body-like structures in vitro and to show typical expression profiles of embryonic and primordial germ cells.

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    Antonucci, Ivana; Di Pietro, Roberta; Alfonsi, Melissa; Centurione, Maria Antonietta; Centurione, Lucia; Sancilio, Silvia; Pelagatti, Francesca; D'Amico, Maria Angela; Di Baldassarre, Angela; Piattelli, Adriano; Tetè, Stefano; Palka, Giandomenico; Borlongan, Cesar V; Stuppia, Liborio

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    Human amniotic fluid-derived stem cells (AFSCs) represent a novel class of broadly multipotent stem cells sharing characteristics of both embryonic and adult stem cells. However, both the origin of these cells and their actual properties in terms of pluripotent differentiation potential are still debated. In order to verify the presence of features of pluripotency in human second trimester AFSCs, we have investigated the ability of these cells to form in vitro three-dimensional aggregates, known as embryoid bodies (EBs), and to express specific genes of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and primordial germ cells (PGCs). EBs were obtained after 5 days of AFSC culture in suspension and showed positivity for alkaline phosphatase (AP) staining and for specific markers of pluripotency (OCT4 and SOX2). Moreover, EB-derived cells showed the expression of specific transcripts of the three germ layers. RT-PCR analysis, carried out at different culture times (second, third, fourth, fifth, and eighth passages), revealed the presence of specific markers of ESCs (such as FGF4 and DAPPA4), as well as of markers typical of PGCs and, in particular, genes involved in early stages of germ cell development (Fragilis, Stella, Vasa, c-Kit, Rnf17). Finally, the expression of genes related to the control of DNA methylation (DNMT3A, DNMT3b1, DNMT1, DNMT3L, MBD1, MBD2, MBD3, MDB4, MeCP2), as well as the lack of inactivation of the X-chromosome in female samples, was also demonstrated. Taken together, these data provide further evidence for the presence of common features among human AFSCs, PGCs, and ESCs.

  14. Modelo dinâmico de sistemas para o gerenciamento de resíduos da construção civil na cidade de Porto Alegre: estudo de caso

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    Luis Hernando Walteros Galarza

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOO presente artigo relata a elaboração de um modelo dinâmico de sistemas com o estudo de material reciclado proveniente de escombros para a fabricação de blocos de concreto do tipo não estruturais, utilizando para a modelagem das variáveis o programa computacional Stella. Essa modelagem permite que seja feita uma análise de cada variável do processo de produção, servindo como base para a definição das atividades críticas e as possibilidades de melhora e otimização do processo de produção, além de ser um critério de validação para uma adequada reutilização dos resíduos da construção, tendo em vista as legislações atuais e especificações técnicas e ambientais. Este estudo permitiu o desenvolvimento de um modelo conceitual de análise do processo de produção dos blocos através do comportamento que apresenta as variáveis que intervém no processo, demonstrando que a utilização de resíduos de construção e demolição neste estudo de caso é uma alternativa socioambiental com potencial econômico.

  15. Genetic Diversity and Relatedness of Sweet Cherry (Prunus Avium L.) Cultivars Based on Single Nucleotide Polymorphic Markers

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    Fernandez i Marti, Angel; Athanson, Blessing; Koepke, Tyson; Font i Forcada, Carolina; Dhingra, Amit; Oraguzie, Nnadozie

    2012-01-01

    Most previous studies on genetic fingerprinting and cultivar relatedness in sweet cherry were based on isoenzyme, RAPD, and simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. This study was carried out to assess the utility of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers generated from 3′ untranslated regions (UTR) for genetic fingerprinting in sweet cherry. A total of 114 sweet cherry germplasm representing advanced selections, commercial cultivars, and old cultivars imported from different parts of the world were screened with seven SSR markers developed from other Prunus species and with 40 SNPs obtained from 3′ UTR sequences of Rainier and Bing sweet cherry cultivars. Both types of marker study had 99 accessions in common. The SSR data was used to validate the SNP results. Results showed that the average number of alleles per locus, mean observed heterozygosity, expected heterozygosity, and polymorphic information content values were higher in SSRs than in SNPs although both set of markers were similar in their grouping of the sweet cherry accessions as shown in the dendrogram. SNPs were able to distinguish sport mutants from their wild type germplasm. For example, “Stella” was separated from “Compact Stella.” This demonstrates the greater power of SNPs for discriminating mutants from their original parents than SSRs. In addition, SNP markers confirmed parentage and also determined relationships of the accessions in a manner consistent with their pedigree relationships. We would recommend the use of 3′ UTR SNPs for genetic fingerprinting, parentage verification, gene mapping, and study of genetic diversity in sweet cherry. PMID:22737155

  16. Libros.

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    Alberto Fernández Liria

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Eduardo Ruiz Parra y cols. Seguimiento grupal de pacientes psicóticos en la red pública de salud mental de la Comunidad Autónoma Vasca. (Alberto Fernández Liria Emilio Lledó. Ser quien eres. (Mauricio Jalón. Roberto Esposito. Tercera persona. Política de la vida y filosofía de lo impersonal. (Luis Aragón González. Stella Gibbons. La hija de Robert Poste. Barbara Pym. Jane y Prudente. Penelope Fitzgerald. La librería. (Mauricio Jalón. Joris K. Huysmans. Aguas grises. (Vicente Pizarro. José Manuel López Gómez. Asistencia psiquiátrica y salud mental en Burgos: Ignacio López Saiz (1910-1986. (Alicia Merisi. E. Roudinesco. Nuestro lado oscuro. Una historia de los perversos. (Luis Aragón González. Michel Onfray. El sueño de Eichmann. (Luis Aragón González. Charles Dickens. Historia de dos ciudades. (José Luis Peset. Anacleto Ferrer, Cándido Polo. Cine y locura. El pensamiento claro no nos basta. (Ana Catalán. Daniel J. Carlat. Unhinged – The trouble with Psychiatry – a doctor’s revelations about a profession in crisis. (Juan Medrano. Dylan Evans. Placebo. El triunfo de la mente sobre la material en la medicina moderna. (Juan Medrano. Irving Kirsch. The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth (Juan Medrano.

  17. Molecular signatures to define spermatogenic cells in common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus).

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    Lin, Zachary Yu-Ching; Imamura, Masanori; Sano, Chiaki; Nakajima, Ryusuke; Suzuki, Tomoko; Yamadera, Rie; Takehara, Yuji; Okano, Hirotaka James; Sasaki, Erika; Okano, Hideyuki

    2012-05-01

    Germ cell development is a fundamental process required to produce offspring. The developmental program of spermatogenesis has been assumed to be similar among mammals. However, recent studies have revealed differences in the molecular properties of primate germ cells compared with the well-characterized mouse germ cells. This may prevent simple application of rodent insights into higher primates. Therefore, thorough investigation of primate germ cells is necessary, as this may lead to the development of more appropriate animal models. The aim of this study is to define molecular signatures of spermatogenic cells in the common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus. Interestingly, NANOG, PRDM1, DPPA3 (STELLA), IFITM3, and ZP1 transcripts, but no POU5F1 (OCT4), were detected in adult marmoset testis. Conversely, mouse testis expressed Pou5f1 but not Nanog, Prdm1, Dppa3, Ifitm3, and Zp1. Other previously described mouse germ cell markers were conserved in marmoset and mouse testes. Intriguingly, marmoset spermatogenic cells underwent dynamic protein expression in a developmental stage-specific manner; DDX4 (VASA) protein was present in gonocytes, diminished in spermatogonial cells, and reexpressed in spermatocytes. To investigate epigenetic differences between adult marmoset and mice, DNA methylation analyses identified unique epigenetic profiles to marmoset and mice. Marmoset NANOG and POU5F1 promoters in spermatogenic cells exhibited a methylation status opposite to that in mice, while the DDX4 and LEFTY1 loci, as well as imprinted genes, displayed an evolutionarily conserved methylation pattern. Marmosets have great advantages as models for human reproductive biology and are also valuable as experimental nonhuman primates; thus, the current study provides an important platform for primate reproductive biology, including possible applications to humans.

  18. Effects of the Earth Albedo and Thermic Emissivity on Geodetic Satellite Trajectories: a Mean Model from 2000-2016 data sets.

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    Deleflie, Florent; Sammuneh, Muhammad Ali; Coulot, David; Pollet, Arnaud; Biancale, Richard; Capderou, Michel

    2017-04-01

    Part of the energy received on the Earth from the Sun is split into two components, a short wave component which corresponds to the visible emissivity of the Earth's surface (albedo), and the long wave part corresponding to the thermic emissivity (infrared wavelengths). These two components induce small non gravitational forces on the orbits of artificial satellites, towards the radial direction (mainly), that we are evaluating to derive a mean model. The first step to evaluate the mean amplitudes and periods of the generaetd perturbations consists in comparing post-fit adjustment of geodetic satellites to SLR data, in two dynamical models accounting or not accounting for empirical forces standing for such effects: the orbits of the geodetic satellite STARLETTE, Stella, Ajisai, Lageos 1 and Lageos 2 are carried out in such a way over the period 2000-2016, with the GINS GRGS orbit computation s/w. We then use three kinds of data sets to investigate the mean amplitudes of the perturbations, and to investigate features on regional spatial scales: (i) Stephens tables, (Stephens, 1980), ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ) data sets (that are available at GRGS, Groupe de Recherche de Géodésie Spatiale, France), and CERES (Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System) data sets (publickly available).We analyze what is the data set leading to the lowest residual level. Then, following an approach close to the one developed by Stephens, we propose a set of monthly grids that are averaged over the period 2000-2016, and that is evaluated through the orbit computation of the above-mentioned satellites.

  19. Observing Campaign to Monitor Magnetically-Active Dwarfs for Long-Term Variability

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    Templeton, Matthew R.

    2009-10-01

    Dr. Styliani (Stella) Kafka of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institute of Washington, requests AAVSO observers to perform long-term photometric monitoring on a number of magnetically active dwarf stars, with an observing frequency of one observation every three days taken with one or more filters. When multiple filters are available, the preferred observations are (in order of precedence): Rc, V, Ic, and B. Please observe such that you obtain a signal to noise of at least 50 (100 or higher is preferred). These objects are all nearby dwarfs known or suspected to have magnetic activity, primarily of the UV Ceti (flare star) or BY Draconis subtypes. Long-term photometric monitoring of these objects will be used in conjunction with other multiwavelength observations from ground-based facilities including the Magellan 6.5-meter and DuPont 2.5-meter telescopes in Chile to understand the long-term magnetic activity cycles of these stars. Such a study can reveal information about the physical natures of these stars, but also about their near space environments and habitability for life. These objects are red, and the variability amplitudes are low, often well below 0.1 magnitudes. The long-term variability due to stellar activity cycles may be much lower. Photometric accuracy rather than the number of observations are key to the success of this project. Unaccounted-for atmospheric effects such as extinction will likely overwhelm any long-term signal from these stars. Observers are strongly urged to fully calibrate their systems and to carefully reduce and transform their photometry to standard photometric passbands, including corrections for airmass/atmospheric extinction. Parameters for 40 objects are given. Observations should be submitted to the AAVSO International Database.

  20. Selective cognitive empathy deficit in adolescents with restrictive anorexia nervosa

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    Calderoni S

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Sara Calderoni,1 Pamela Fantozzi,1 Sandra Maestro,1 Elena Brunori,1 Antonio Narzisi,1 Giulia Balboni,2 Filippo Muratori1,31Department of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, IRCCS Stella Maris Foundation, 2Department of Surgery, Medical, Molecular and Critical Area Pathology, University of Pisa, 3Department of Developmental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, ItalyBackground: A growing, but conflicting body of literature suggests altered empathic abilities in subjects with anorexia nervosa-restricting type (AN-R. This study aims to characterize the cognitive and affective empathic profiles of adolescents with purely AN-R.Methods: As part of a standardized clinical and research protocol, the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI, a valid and reliable self-reported instrument to measure empathy, was administered to 32 female adolescents with AN-R and in 41 healthy controls (HC comparisons, matched for age and gender. Correlational analyses were performed to evaluate the links between empathy scores and psychopathological measures.Results: Patients scored significantly lower than HC on cognitive empathy (CE, while they did not differ from controls on affective empathy (AE. The deficit in CE was not related to either disease severity nor was it related to associated psychopathology.Conclusion: These results, albeit preliminary, suggest that a dysfunctional pattern of CE capacity may be a stable trait of AN-R that should be taken into account not only for the clinical management, but also in preventive and therapeutic intervention.Keywords: anorexia nervosa-restricting type, cognitive empathy, affective empathy, female adolescents, Interpersonal Reactivity Index

  1. Combination therapy with lercanidipine and enalapril in the management of the hypertensive patient: an update of the evidence

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    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Christina Antza,1 Stella Stabouli,2 Vasilios Kotsis1 1Hypertension Center, Third Department of Medicine, Papageorgiou Hospital, 2First Department of Pediatrics, Hippokration Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece Abstract: Hypertension is an important risk factor for premature death as it increases the probability of stroke, myocardial infarction, and heart failure. Antihypertensive drugs can decrease cardiovascular (CV morbidity and mortality. The majority of hypertensive patients need more than one antihypertensive agent to attain blood pressure (BP targets. Monotherapy can effectively reduce BP only in 20%–40% of patients. Multiple mechanisms including increased peripheral vascular resistance, increased cardiac work, and hypervolemia are involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension. Targeting multiple pathways may more potently reduce BP. Increasing the dose of a single agent in many cases does not provide the expected BP-lowering effect because the underlying mechanism of the BP increase is either different or already corrected with the lower dose. Moreover, drugs acting on different pathways may have synergistic effects and thus better control hypertension. It is well known that diuretics enhance the actions of renin–angiotensin aldosterone system and activate it as a feedback to the reduced circulated blood volume. The addition of a renin–angiotensin aldosterone system blocker to a diuretic may more effectively reduce BP because the system is upregulated. Reducing the maximal dose of an agent may also reduce possible side effects if they are dose dependent. The increased prevalence of peripheral edema with higher doses of calcium channel blockers (CCBs is reduced when renin–angiotensin aldosterone system blockers are added to CCBs through vein dilation. The effectiveness of the combination of enalapril with lercanidipine in reducing BP, the safety profile, and the use of the combination of angiotensin

  2. Evaluation of DC/DC switching power regulation with small-scale integrated inductors for PET/MR

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    Biagi, Laura [IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris and Fondazione Imago 7, Calambrone, Pisa (Italy); Bisogni, Maria Giuseppina; Camarlinghi, Niccolo [Department of Physics, University of Pisa and INFN, Pisa (Italy); Costagli, Mauro [IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris and Fondazione Imago 7, Calambrone, Pisa (Italy); Sportelli, Giancarlo [Department of Physics, University of Pisa and INFN, Pisa (Italy); Tosetti, Michela [IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris and Fondazione Imago 7, Calambrone, Pisa (Italy); Del Guerra, Alberto; Belcari, Nicola [Department of Physics, University of Pisa and INFN, Pisa (Italy)

    2015-05-18

    We present a feasibility study that has been carried out to determine the best power regulation strategy for the PET front-end electronics of the trimodal PET/MRI/EEG TRIMAGE scanner. Conventional power regulation strategies cannot be applied to PET/MRI because standard switching regulators stop working in presence of a high magnetic field. At the state of the art, linear regulators are used instead. However, linear regulators are inefficient and might not allow to fulfill power and thermal constraints if the electronics becomes more power demanding, such as in the case of FPGA based front-ends. Very recently, a new generation of switching power supplies has been introduced for EMI critical applications where the discrete inductor energy buffer is not allowed. These supplies have very small footprint, need few biasing peripherals and they use on-chip integrated inductors for energy storage. These switching power regulators coupled with an adequate EMI shield could be an achievable power solution for our PET front-end electronics. Test procedures for Enpirion. EN2390QI and the Enpirion. EN6347QI switching power regulators are presented. Measurements have been performed at GE 1.5T MRI scanner with the support of IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris. All the board have been tested in two different configurations: with and without an additional EMI shield. Performance of these two switching power regulators have been compared with a linear power regulator (Enpirion. EY1501DI). Output voltage, output current and temperature have been measured. The stability of these three main characteristic will be presented in different operation conditions and will be discussed (output voltage vs. temperature, output voltage vs. output current and output current vs. temperature).

  3. BMP4 can generate primordial germ cells from bone-marrow-derived pluripotent stem cells.

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    Shirazi, Reza; Zarnani, Amir Hassan; Soleimani, Masoud; Abdolvahabi, Mir Abbas; Nayernia, Karim; Ragerdi Kashani, Iraj

    2012-01-01

    Evidence of germ cell derivation from embryonic and somatic stem cells provides an in vitro model for the study of germ cell development, associated epigenetic modification and mammalian gametogenesis. More importantly, in vitro derived gametes also represent a potential strategy for treating infertility. In mammals, male and female gametes, oocyte and sperm, are derived from a specific cell population, PGCs (primordial germ cells) that segregate early in embryogenesis. We have isolated pluripotent SSEA-1+ (stage-specific embryonic antigen-1+) cells from mice bone marrow using a MACS (magnetic-activated cell sorting) system. SSEA-1+ cells were directly separated from the suspension of MMCs (murine mononuclear cells) harvested from bone marrow of 2-4-week-old mice. Flow-cytometry assay immediately after sorting and culturing under undifferentiated condition showed 55±7% and 87±4% purity respectively. RT-PCR (reverse transcription-PCR) analysis after differentiation of SSEA-1+ cells into derivations of three germ layers showed the pluripotency properties of isolated cells. SSEA-1+ cells were induced to differentiate along germ cell lineage by adding BMP4 (bone morphogenic factor-4) to the medium. Regarding the expression of germ cell markers (PGCs, male and female germ cell lineage), it was found that adding exogenous BMP4 to culture medium could differentiate pluripotent SSEA-1+ cells isolated from an adult tissue into gamete precursors, PGCs. Differentiated cells expressed specific molecular markers of PGCs, including Oct4, fragilis, Stella and Mvh (mouse vasa homologue). Therefore BMP4 is insufficient to induce SSEA-1+ cells derived from PGCs to develop further into late germ cells in vitro.

  4. An evaluation of patients’ adherence with hypoglycemic medications among Papua New Guineans with type 2 diabetes: influencing factors

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    Pihau-Tulo ST

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Stella Tilu Pihau-Tulo, Richard W Parsons, Jeffery D Hughes CHIRI and School of Pharmacy, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia Purpose: The aims of this study were to evaluate the extent of adherence to hypoglycemic medications, assess the relationship between adherence and glycemic control, and evaluate factors affecting adherence.Research design and methods: This was a cross-sectional study of patients with established type 2 diabetes attending the Port Moresby General Hospital Diabetes Clinic. Face-to-face interviews were conducted using a questionnaire designed for the study and data were collected concerning the 3 months prior to interview. The questionnaire covered demographic details, lifestyle, biochemical and physical measurements, and medication management. Glycemic control was investigated among patients adhering to their medications (not missing doses to different degrees (100%, 95%, 90%, and 80%. Results: Of a total of 356 participants who were prescribed hypoglycemic medications, 59.6% omitted some of their doses. Age appeared to have a significant impact on adherence at some levels of adherence, with those aged >60 years being more likely to be adherent (logistic regression. Those who were 95%–99% and those who were <80% adherent had a statistically significant risk of a high glycated hemoglobin of >10% (85.5 mmol/mol. Multiple factors were identified as contributors to nonadherence, with patient-based issues (86.0% and the health care system (21.7% being the most common.Conclusion: This study showed a significant level of nonadherence among patients with type 2 diabetes in Papua New Guinea. Nonadherence to medication appeared to be associated with poor glycemic control and was due to a variety of reasons. Future interventions aimed at improving adherence will need to take these into account. Keywords: adherence, type 2 diabetes, A1C, Papua New Guinea, age, sex, contributing factors

  5. Report of Activity - 1997; Rapport d`Activite - 1997

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    Hammer, Philippe [Direction chargee de la Gestion des Dechets, CEA, 92 - Fontenay-aux-Roses (France)

    1999-11-01

    The Report of Activity on 1997 published by Waste Management Division (Direction chargee de la Gestion des Dechets) of French Atomic Energy Authority (Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique) presents the current activity in the framework of CEA Recovery Plan for Civil Centers initiated in 1991, aiming at managing all the radioactive problems issued from its Research and Development Activities. This plan covers three principal directions: management of radioactive wastes resulting from CEA research activities, reprocessing or storing the spent or un-used fuel resulting from research or prototype reactors, recovery measures and dismantling of nuclear facilities. In the field of radioactive waste management important projects, assuring the waste processing equipment, were developed in 1997 at Saclay (STELLA Installation), Cadarache (AGATE Installation) and Marcoule (ATENA Installation). The Radioactive Waste Storage TFA was put into operation at Cadarache. In the field of out-of-use fuel, in 1997 the fuel reprocessing units CARAMEL and UNGG were finished while as temporary storage for fuels waiting to be processed the CASCAD facility at Cadarache was assigned. Finally, concerning the recovery/dismantling activities, priority was granted to recover: the Radiochemical Lab. at Fontenay, the pilot workshop and UP1 plant of COGEMA at Marcoule, the EL4 reactor (in a joint action with EDF), and the AT1 pilot workshop at Cherbourg. The report is structured on five chapters with the following content: 1. The radioactive wastes; 2. The out-of-use fuels; 3. The dismantling of the definitively stopped installations; 4. The waste management at DAM (Direction des Applications Militaires); 5. Recovery activities at Marcoule 34 figs., 24 tabs.

  6. Prediction of Ketoconazole absorption using an updated in vitro transfer model coupled to physiologically based pharmacokinetic modelling.

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    Ruff, Aaron; Fiolka, Tom; Kostewicz, Edmund S

    2017-03-30

    The aim of this study was to optimize the in vitro transfer model and to increase its biorelevance to more accurately mimic the in vivo supersaturation and precipitation behaviour of weak basic drugs. Therefore, disintegration of the formulation, volumes of the stomach and intestinal compartments, transfer rate, bile salt concentration, pH range and paddle speed were varied over a physiological relevant range. The supersaturation and precipitation data from these experiments for Ketoconazole (KTZ) were coupled to physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model using Stella® software, which also incorporated the disposition kinetics of KTZ taken from the literature, in order to simulate the oral absorption and plasma profile in humans. As expected for a poorly soluble weak base, KTZ demonstrated supersaturation followed by precipitation under various in vitro conditions simulating the proximal small intestine with the results influenced by transfer rate, hydrodynamics, volume, bile salt concentration and pH values. When the in vitro data representing the "average" GI conditions was coupled to the PBPK model, the simulated profiles came closest to the observed mean plasma profiles for KTZ. In line with the high permeability of KTZ, the simulated profiles were highly influenced by supersaturation whilst precipitation was not predicted to occur in vivo. A physiological relevant in vitro "standard" transfer model setup to investigate supersaturation and precipitation was established. For translating the in vitro data to the in vivo setting, it is important that permeability is considered which can be achieved by coupling the in vitro data to PBPK modelling. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  7. A system dynamics model for stock and flow of tritium in fusion power plant

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    Kasada, Ryuta, E-mail: r-kasada@iae.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan); Kwon, Saerom [Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan); Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-1195 (Japan); Konishi, Satoshi [Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan); Sakamoto, Yoshiteru; Yamanishi, Toshihiko; Tobita, Kenji [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Rokkasho-mura, Kamikita-gun, Aomori-ken 039-3212 (Japan)

    2015-10-15

    Highlights: • System dynamics model of tritium fuel cycle was developed for analyzing stock and flow of tritium in fusion power plants. • Sensitivity of tritium build-up to breeding ratio parameters has been assessed to two plant concepts having 3 GW and 1.5 GW fusion power. • D-D start-up absolutely without initial loading of tritium is possible for both of the 3 GW and 1.5 GW fusion power plant concepts. • Excess stock of tritium is generated by the steady state operation with the value of tritium breeding ratio over unity. - Abstract: In order to analyze self-efficiency of tritium fuel cycle (TFC) and share the systems thinking of TFC among researchers and engineers in the vast area of fusion reactor technology, we develop a system dynamics (SD) TFC model using a commercial software STELLA. The SD-TFC model is illustrated as a pipe diagram which consists of tritium stocks, such as plasma, fuel clean up, isotope separation, fueling with storage and blanket, and pipes connecting among them. By using this model, we survey a possibility of D-D start-up without initial loading of tritium on two kinds of fusion plant having different plasma parameters. The D-D start-up scenario can reduce the necessity of initial loading of tritium through the production in plasma by D-D reaction and in breeding blanket by D-D neutron. The model is also used for considering operation scenario to avoid excess stock of tritium which must be produced at tritium breeding ratio over unity.

  8. Potential importance of physiologically diverse benthic foraminifera in sedimentary nitrate storage and respiration

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    Bernhard, Joan M.; Casciotti, Karen L.; McIlvin, Matthew R.; Beaudoin, David J.; Visscher, Pieter T.; Edgcomb, Virginia P.

    2012-09-01

    Until recently, the process of denitrification (conversion of nitrate or nitrite to gaseous products) was thought to be performed exclusively by prokaryotes and fungi. The finding that foraminifera perform complete denitrification could impact our understanding of nitrate removal in sediments as well as our understanding of eukaryotic respiration, especially if it is widespread. However, details of this process and the subcellular location of these reactions in foraminifera remain uncertain. For example, prokaryotic endobionts, rather than the foraminifer proper, could perform denitrification, as has been shown recently in an allogromiid foraminifer. Here, intracellular nitrate concentrations and isotope ratios (δ15NNO3 and δ18ONO3) were measured to assess the nitrate dynamics in four benthic foraminiferal species (Bolivina argentea, Buliminella tenuata, Fursenkoina cornuta, Nonionella stella) with differing cellular architecture and associations with microbial endobionts, recovered from Santa Barbara Basin, California. Cellular nitrate concentrations were high (12-217 mM) in each species, and intracellular nitrate often had elevated δ15NNO3 and δ18ONO3 values. Experiments including suboxic and anoxic incubations of B. argentea revealed a decrease in intracellular nitrate concentration and an increase in δ15NNO3 and δ18ONO3over time, indicating nitrate respiration and/or denitrification within the foraminifera. Results illustrate that nitrate reduction occurs in a range of foraminiferal species, including some possessing endobionts (including a chloroplast-sequestering species) and others lacking endobionts, implying that microbial associates may not solely be responsible for this process in foraminifera. Furthermore, we show that benthic foraminifera may represent important reservoirs of nitrate storage in sediments, as well as mediators of its removal.

  9. Very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) detected in azoospermic testicular biopsies of adult survivors of childhood cancer.

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    Kurkure, Purna; Prasad, Maya; Dhamankar, Vandana; Bakshi, Ganesh

    2015-11-09

    Infertility is a known side-effect of oncotherapy in cancer survivors, and often compromises the quality of life. The present study was undertaken to detect very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) in testicular biopsies from young adult survivors of childhood cancer who had azoospermia. VSELs have been earlier reported in human and mouse testes. They resist busulphan treatment in mice and potentially restore spermatogenesis when the somatic niche is restored by transplanting Sertoli or mesenchymal cells. VSELs also have the potential to differentiate into sperm in vitro. The study had clearance from Institutional review board (IRB). Seven azoospermic survivors of childhood cancer were included in the study after obtaining their informed consent. Semen analysis was done to confirm azoospermia prior to inclusion in the study. Testicular biopsies were performed at the Uro-oncology Unit of the hospital and then used for various studies to detect VSELs. Hematoxylin and Eosin stained tubular sections confirmed azoospermia and smears revealed the presence of very small, spherical VSELs with high nucleo-cytoplasmic ratio, in addition to the Sertoli cells. Immuno-localization studies on testicular smears showed that the VSELs were CD133+/CD45-/LIN-, expressed nuclear OCT-4, STELLA and cell surface SSEA-4. Pluripotent transcripts Oct-4A, Nanog and Sox-2 were detected in azoospermic samples whereas marked reduction was observed in germ cell markers Oct-4 and Boule. The present study demonstrates the presence of pluripotent VSELs in the testicular biopsy of azoospermic adult survivors of childhood cancer. It is likely that these persisting VSELs can restore spermatogenesis as demonstrated in mice studies. Therefore, pilot studies need to be undertaken using autologous mesenchymal cells with a hope to restore testicular function and fertility in cancer survivors. The results of this study assume a great significance in the current era, where cryopreservation of testicular

  10. STENCIL: Science Teaching European Network for Creativity and Innovation in Learning

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    Cattadori, M.; Magrefi, F.

    2013-12-01

    STENCIL is an european educational project funded with support of the European Commission within the framework of LLP7 (Lifelong Learning Programme) for a period of 3 years (2011 - 2013). STENCIL includes 21 members from 9 European countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Turkey.) working together to contribute to the general objective of improving science teaching, by promoting innovative methodologies and creative solutions. Among the innovative methods adept a particolar interest is a joint partnership between a wide spectrum of type of institutions such as schools, school authorities, research centres, universities, science museums, and other organizations, representing differing perspectives on science education. STENCIL offers to practitioners in science education from all over Europe, a platform; the web portal - www.stencil-science.eu - that provides high visibility to schools and institutions involved in Comenius and other similar European funded projects in science education. STENCIL takes advantage of the positive results achieved by the former European projects STELLA - Science Teaching in a Lifelong Learning Approach (2007 - 2009) and GRID - Growing interest in the development of teaching science (2004-2006). The specific objectives of the project are : 1) to identify and promote innovative practices in science teaching through the publication of Annual Reports on Science Education; 2) to bring together science education practitioners to share different experiences and learn from each other through the organisation of periodical study visits and workshops; 3) to disseminate materials and outcomes coming from previous EU funded projects and from isolated science education initiatives through the STENCIL web portal, as well as through international conferences and national events. This contribution aims at explaining the main features of the project together with the achieved results during the project's 3 year

  11. Contribution of satellite laser ranging to combined gravity field models

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    Maier, A.; Krauss, S.; Hausleitner, W.; Baur, O.

    2012-02-01

    In the framework of satellite-only gravity field modeling, satellite laser ranging (SLR) data is typically exploited to recover long-wavelength features. This contribution provides a detailed discussion of the SLR component of GOCO02S, the latest release of combined models within the GOCO series. Over a period of five years (January 2006 to December 2010), observations to LAGEOS-1, LAGEOS-2, Ajisai, Stella, and Starlette were analyzed. We conducted a series of closed-loop simulations and found that estimating monthly sets of spherical harmonic coefficients beyond degree five leads to exceedingly ill-posed normal equation systems. Therefore, we adopted degree five as the spectral resolution for real data analysis. We compared our monthly coefficient estimates of degree two with SLR and Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) time series provided by the Center for Space Research (CSR) at Austin, Texas. Significant deviations in C20 were noted between SLR and GRACE; the agreement is better for the non-zonal coefficients. Fitting sinusoids together with a linear trend to our C20 time series yielded a rate of (-1.75 ± 0.6) × 10-11/yr; this drift is equivalent to a geoid change from pole to equator of 0.35 ± 0.12 mm/yr or an apparent Greenland mass loss of 178.5 ± 61.2 km3/yr. The mean of all monthly solutions, averaged over the five-year period, served as input for the satellite-only model GOCO02S. The contribution of SLR to the combined gravity field model is highest for C20, and hence is essential for the determination of the Earth's oblateness.

  12. Behaviour of the low degree terms of the Earth gravity field over the last 30 years

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    Biancale, R.; Lemoine, J.-M.; Reinquin, F.; Deleflie, F.; Ramillien, G.; Gégout, P.

    2012-04-01

    The GRACE mission has revealed since 2002 the recent evolution of the Earth's gravity field with a resolution down to 400 km, equivalent to degree and order 50 in spherical harmonics. Precise orbit computation for altimetric satellites can obviously gain by applying these variations, which are classically given, as in recent EIGEN models, as drifts and periodic terms (yearly and semi-yearly). However extrapolating these variations to pre-GRACE periods, mainly the drifts, can be problematic for orbit computation performances on former altimetric satellites. One option is to analyse older satellite data, in particular SLR data on geodetic satellites, in order to assess the very low degree variations of the gravity field and compare it to the GRACE determination. This can be done over the last 30 years, using for instance the Lageos and Lageos-2, Starlette and Stella satellites. The spherical harmonic degrees that can be accessed in this way are degrees 2 to 4. Additional information on degree 2 can be derived from the analysis of the Earth orientation parameters, pole coordinates and length of day (LOD), which have been observed over a long period with great accuracy by astrometric, satellite geodetic and extra-galactic means. Once corrected for atmospheric and oceanic load and velocity variations, the pole coordinates will principally bring information on the C(2,1) and S(2,1) coefficients, while the LOD will principally be connected with the C(2,0). Combining these two approaches allows a better observation of the temporal evolution of the gravity field over a long time span and a more realistic modelling of it for the precise orbit computation of past altimeter missions.

  13. Effects of elevated CO[sub 2] on growth and chloroplast proteins in Prunus avium

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    Wilkins, D.; Oosten, J.-J. van; Besford, R.T. (Horticulture Research International, Littlehampton, Sussex (United Kingdom))

    1994-01-01

    A study was conducted of the growth response of Prunus avium L. Stella (wild cherry) to elevated CO[sub 2]. The associated changes in photosynthetic machinery of the leaf tissue were characterized. Self-pollinated seedlings and mature cuttings (clones) from the same parent plant of P. avium were grown for two consecutive growing seasons (about 60 days each) in ambient or elevated CO[sub 2] with high or low nutrient supply. The degree of acclimation of leaf biochemistry and growth response to elevated CO[sub 2] depended on the plant material (seedling or mature cutting) and nutrient supply. There was little or no growth response to elevated CO[sub 2] in seedlings or cuttings in the low nutrient supply treatments, whereas in both seasons, there was a strongly positive growth response to elevated CO[sub 2] in seedlings and cuttings in the high nutrient supply regimes, resulting in increases in the root/shoot ratio and in carbon allocation to the roots. In contrast, the protein content and activity of ribulose-1,5-biophosphate carboxylase-oxygenase (Rubisco, EC 4.1.1.39) were down regulated in elevated CO[sub 2]. The loss of Rubisco on an area basis in plants in the elevated CO[sub 2] treatments was compensated for at the canopy level by increased leaf area. The loss of Rubisco protein was accompanied by decreases in the contents of chlorophyll and the thylakoid membrane proteins D[sub 1], D[sub 2] and cytochrome f, which are involved in light harvesting and photo-electron transport. It is concluded that in the medium- to long-term, the initial stimulation of biomass production by elevated CO[sub 2] may be increasingly offset by a lower photosynthetic capacity per unit leaf area in perennial plants. 27 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

  14. Does rubella cause autism: a 2015 reappraisal?

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    Jill eHutton

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available In the 1970s, Stella Chess found a high prevalence of autism in children with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS, 200 times that of the general population at the time. Many researchers quote this fact to add proof to the current theory that maternal infection with immune system activation in pregnancy leads to autism in the offspring. This rubella and autism association is presented with the notion that rubella has been eliminated in today’s world. CRS cases are no longer typically seen, yet autistic children often share findings of CRS including deafness, congenital heart defects and to a lesser extent visual changes. Autistic children commonly have hyperactivity and spasticity, as do CRS children. Both autistic and CRS individuals may develop type 1 diabetes as young adults. Neuropathology of CRS infants may reveal cerebral vasculitis with narrowed lumens and cerebral necrosis. Neuroradiologic findings of children with CRS show calcifications, periventricular leukomalacia, and dilated perivascular spaces. Neuroradiology of autism has also demonstrated hyperintensities, leukomalacia and prominent perivascular spaces. PET studies of autistic individuals exhibit decreased perfusion to areas of the brain similarly affected by rubella. In both autism and CRS, certain changes in the brain have implicated the immune system. Several children with autism lack antibodies to rubella, as do children with CRS. These numerous similarities increase the probability of an association between rubella virus and autism.Rubella and autism cross many ethnicities in many countries. Contrary to current belief, rubella has not been eradicated and globally affects up to 5% of pregnant women. Susceptibility continues as vaccines are not given worldwide and are not fully protective. Rubella might still cause autism, even in vaccinated populations.

  15. 种衣剂包衣防治玉米丝黑穗病效果%Preventive and Control Effects of Coating Agents on Corn Head Smut

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    郭义堂; 李洪; 晋齐鸣; 李太平

    2011-01-01

    6 common seed-coating agents containing tebuconazole were used for coating Changdan 35 which is highly susceptible to corn head smut and the susceptible breed of Luyu 13.The results showed that their germination and emergence were safe, and the incidence rate was significantly lower than the control, and the field control effects of 6.5% imidacloprid· Beta cypermethrin · tebuconazole, 20% imidacloprid · thiram· tebuconazole and 18% carbosulfan · thiram· tebuconazole were more than 80%,the field control effects of Stella Black worms mate and Black worm duplex were about 70%, the field control effects of Shuai Miao + tebuconazole has big contrast and is needed to verify.%用6种含有戊唑醇的种衣剂以供试剂量分别包衣高感丝黑穗病的玉米品种长单35号和感病品种潞玉13进行试验,结果表明,2个品种玉米发芽正常和出苗安全,发病率极显著低于对照.6.5%吡·高氯·戊唑、20%吡·福·戊醇、18%丁硫·福·戊醇对丝黑穗病的防治效果达80%以上,九兴黑虫搭档、黑虫双全的防治效果为70%左右,帅苗+戊唑醇的防治效果反差较大,有待进一步验证.

  16. 相机达人——王振焕(Cat Ong)

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    巧诗; 周耀恩; 陈铭恒; 刘伟民; 刘玉梅

    2008-01-01

    <正>"希望在这数码年代内,可同时向年轻的一代介绍旧式胶卷机械相机,透过Analogue Photography,感受真切人性化视觉经验。"收集是否等于"拥有"?收集者又是否等同于狂热者?或是,还有……王振焕(Cat Ong)跟Canon AF 35M同年同月出生,小学六年级父亲送他第一部照相机,Pentax"傻瓜机"。他17岁入读香港理工设计系,也终于买下人生第一部单镜反光机,Canon。"以前总以为当摄影师,便得拥有一台单镜反光机,后来才知是个假象罢了!"。第一份工作,在潮流杂志《MILK》中编辑采访有关设计、相机的专题,更策划相机展览,插画师Stella So笔下描绘这位爱相机的大男孩,他黑发冲冠、目光锐利,腰缠救生圈,一脸正气地作状要拯救四散于地摊里的旧相机……结果,当年沉寂的香港深水埗鸭寮街二手相机市场,一度掀起这年青人寻相机的热情。

  17. Is social support associated with improved clinical outcomes in geriatric lung cancer patients? Observations from North Central Cancer Treatment Group Studies N9921 and N0222

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    Aminah Jatoi

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Aminah Jatoi1, Shauna L Hillman1, Katie L Allen Ziegler1, Philip J Stella2, Gamini S Soori3, Kendrith M Rowland Jr41Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA; 2Michigan Cancer Research Consortium, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 3Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium, Omaha, NE, USA; 4Carle Cancer Center CCOP, Urbana, IL, USABackground: Social support is defined as a network of family/friends who provide practical and emotional help. A sizable literature describes a direct relationship between social support and improved cancer clinical outcomes. This study explored the extent of social support and its potential association with survival and adverse events in geriatric lung cancer patients. Methods: One hundred thirteen patients, who were aged 65 years or older, had incurable cancer, and were enrolled in one of two chemotherapy trials, completed the Lubben Social Network Scale, a validated instrument that measures social support. All were followed for survival and chemotherapy-related adverse events.Results: The median age (range of the cohort was 74 years (65–91, and performance scores of 0, 1, or 2 were observed in 29%, 55%, and 16%, respectively. Forty-two percent were women. This cohort had a high level of social support: 81% reported they “always” had someone to take them to medical appointments. However, there were no gender-based differences in social support and no associations between social support and either survival or adverse events. Conclusion: In this cohort of geriatric lung cancer patients – all of whom were treated during a clinical trial – there was a high level of social support. However, there were no gender-based differences in extent of social support, and the latter did not predict clinical outcomes. Keywords: social support, lung cancer, elderly, adverse events, survival

  18. Potential Spermatogenesis Recovery with Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells in an Azoospermic Rat Model

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    Deying Zhang

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Non-obstructive azoospermia is the most challenging type of male infertility. Stem cell based therapy provides the potential to enhance the recovery of spermatogenesis following cancer therapy. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs possess the potential to differentiate or trans-differentiate into multi-lineage cells, secrete paracrine factors to recruit the resident stem cells to participate in tissue regeneration, or fuse with the local cells in the affected region. In this study, we tested whether spermatogenically-induced BMSCs can restore spermatogenesis after administration of an anticancer drug. Allogeneic BMSCs were co-cultured in conditioned media derived from cultured testicular Sertoli cells in vitro, and then induced stem cells were transplanted into the seminiferous tubules of a busulfan-induced azoospermatic rat model for 8 weeks. The in vitro induced BMSCs exhibited specific spermatogonic gene and protein markers, and after implantation the donor cells survived and located at the basement membranes of the recipient seminiferous tubules, in accordance with what are considered the unique biological characteristics of spermatogenic stem cells. Molecular markers of spermatogonial stem cells and spermatogonia (Vasa, Stella, SMAD1, Dazl, GCNF, HSP90α, integrinβ1, and c-kit were expressed in the recipient testis tissue. No tumor mass, immune response, or inflammatory reaction developed. In conclusion, BMSCs might provide the potential to trans-differentiate into spermatogenic-like-cells, enhancing endogenous fertility recovery. The present study indicates that BMSCs might offer alternative treatment for the patients with azoospermatic infertility after cancer chemotherapy.

  19. Deleted in Azoospermia-Like Enhances In Vitro Derived Porcine Germ Cell Formation and Meiosis

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    Park, Bong-Wook; Shen, Wei; Linher-Melville, Katja

    2013-01-01

    Evidence supporting that deleted in azoospermia-like (DAZL) plays a key role during gametogenesis and meiosis continues to emerge. Our study aimed to determine whether overexpression of DAZL using a lentiviral approach in a somatic stem cell to germ cell in vitro differentiation culture could enhance the formation of primordial germ cell-like cells (PLCs) and oocyte-like cells (OLCs). Introduction of DAZL at the beginning of induced differentiation significantly increased the formation of Fragilis-positive PLCs, which was independent of mitotic proliferation. In addition, mRNA levels of the germ cell markers Oct4, Stella, and Vasa were also higher in the DAZL-transduced group and suppressed when DAZL was knocked down using small interference RNA. At later stages of differentiation, the expression of several genes associated with meiosis, including Scp3, Dmc1, Rec8, and Stra8, was determined to be significantly higher when DAZL was overexpressed, which was abrogated by its knockdown. Exogenous introduction of DAZL also increased the protein levels of SCP3 and VASA, which again was reversed by its knockdown. Although not a common phenomenon in the in vitro differentiation system, the percentage of SCP3-positive cells displaying meiotic chromosome patterns in the DAZL-transduced group was higher than in the control, as was the overall percentage of OLCs that were generated. The introduction of factors such as DAZL into a stem cell-to-germ cell differentiation culture may provide an opportunity to better understand the key genes and their interactions during gametogenesis, also providing a means to enhance the generation of germ cells in vitro. PMID:23259838

  20. Between Mnemosyne and Pop Art. Interview to Roberto Baldazzini

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    Elisabetta Mucelli

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    Full Text Available L’intervista si propone di analizzare la multiforme opera del fumettista Roberto Baldazzini. Autodidatta, collezionista di periodici al femminile e saggista, riconosciuto, soprattutto in ambito francese, come maestro del fumetto erotico. La fotografia è il mezzo attraverso il quale l’artista studia la realtà circostante, carpendo elementi naturali, scenografici e inquadrature inedite. Il mondo del cinema e del fotoromanzo e la grande passione per le icone femminili degli anni ’50, estratte dalle sue riviste, fanno del talento di Roberto Baldazzini emblema di quanto la “memoria sociale”, teorizzata da Aby Warburg in ambito antico e moderno, sia veicolata dai mass media nell’ambito contemporaneo. Da Stella Noris, passando per le opere pittoriche dedicate a Sophia Loren e Betty Page, protagonista del fumetto Who Killed Betty?, per poi approdare alle sue recenti mostre Creature e Hollywoodland, work in progress del suo ultimo romanzo a fumetti per la Bonelli Editore, il femminile è analizzato in tutte le sue sfumature: delicate, sensuali, fetish e divistiche. L’artista attraversa abilmente il media pubblicitario: di particolare rilevanza sono le sue campagne per TIM, Alessi, Zanotti e Axe. Altri due nodi tematici toccati in questo dialogo sono il rapporto di Baldazzini con l’arte e con i social network, visto come un terreno di condivisione del proprio immaginario. La carriera dell’artista non trascura grandi temi radicati nella sua terra, come ne L’inverno di Diego, un racconto storico a fumetti che affronta il tema della Resistenza nell’Appennino modenese.

  1. Isamaalaulud ja okupatsioonirežiim – nostalgia, utoopia ja reaalsus. Estonian Patriotic Songs and the Occupational Regime – Nostalgia, Utopia and Reality

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    Kanni Labi

    2012-04-01

    certain aspects that help shed light on what followed can be pointed out. Through the events that took place during the national awakening, emphasis was placed on Russia’s role in the formation and development of the Estonian people, where cultural figures devoted to the people – such as Lydia Koidula - and their work were supported; patriotic songs were at the core of their activities. Formally, the patriotic repertoire was close to the characteristics of the only permitted art style in the Soviet Union – socialist realism : both are folksy, traditional, typical, historicist, pathetic and optimistic. At the same time it can be assumed that when the ruling power didn’t allow or tolerate even the most miniscule of deviances from the official line in no sphere of life, they had to make this official line concede in certain superficial manners to the real customs and endeavours of the people, in order to guarantee its own authority. So the patriotic repertoire remained, but the official treatment of its nostalgia and utopia was different than that of the people. The Soviet authorities’ strategy to achieve their aims – to level out and assimilate peoples and cultures – shaped the Estonian national identity and culture in a crucial manner: the patriotic songs were preserved because they were a permitted phenomenon through which the ideas forbidden in other areas could be expressed, and resistance to the ideological pressure helped preserve the Estonian people’s cultural memory. It can thus be claimed that the patriotic tinge which to this day can be sensed in the Estonian singing tradition is a result of Estonia’s political history.

  2. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available I Wayan Arka, Malcolm Ross (eds; The many faces of Austronesian voice systems; Some new empirical studies (René van den Berg H.W. Dick; Surabaya, city of work; A socioeconomic history, 1900-2000 (Peter Boomgaard Josiane Cauquelin; The aborigines of Taiwan: the Puyuma; From headhunting to the modern world. (Wen-Teh Chen Mark Turner, Owen Podger (with Maria Sumardjono and Wayan K. Tirthayasa; Decentralisation in Indonesia; Redesigning the state (Dorian Fougères Jérôme Samuel; Modernisation lexicale et politique terminologique; Le cas de l’Indonésien (Arndt Graf Nicholas J. White; British business in post-colonial Malaysia, 1957-70: neo-colonialism or disengagement? (Karl Hack Chin Peng; Alias Chin Peng; My side of history; As told to Ian Ward and Norma Miraflor (Russell Jones C.C. Chin, Karl Hack (eds; Dialogues with Chin Peng; New light on the Malayan Emergency (Russell Jones Saw Swee-Hock; Population policies and programmes in Singapore (Santo Koesoebjono Domenyk Eades; A grammar of Gayo; A language of Aceh, Sumatra (Yuri A. Lander Derek Johnson, Mark Valencia (eds; Piracy in Southeast Asia; Status, issues, and responses (Carolyn Liss Niclas Burenhult; A grammar of Jahai (James A. Matisoff Ann R. Kinney, Marijke J. Klokke, Lydia Kieven (photographs by Rio Helmi; Worshiping Siva and Buddha; The temple art of East Java (Dick van der Meij Ruben Stoel; Focus in Manado Malay; Grammar, particles, and intonation (Don van Minde Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern (eds; Expressive genres and historical change; Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Taiwan. (Dianne van Oosterhout Johszua Robert Mansoben; Sistem politik tradisional di Irian Jaya, Indonesia; Studi perbandingan (Anton Ploeg Timothy B. Barnard (ed.; Contesting Malayness; Malay identities across boundaries (Nathan Porath Joel Bradshaw, Francisc Czobor (eds; Otto Dempwolff’s grammar of the Jabêm language in New Guinea (Ger Reesink

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    Revolution, by Ana Serra (reviewed by Jorge Duany Lydia Cabrera and the Construction of an Afro-Cuban Cultural Identity, by Edna M. Rodríguez-Mangual (reviewed by Brian Brazeal Worldview, the Orichas, and Santeria: Africa to Cuba and Beyond, by Mercedes Cros Sandoval (reviewed by Elizabeth Pérez The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slavery, by Matt D. Childs (reviewed by Manuel Barcia Caliban and the Yankees: Trinidad and the United States Occupation, by Harvey R. Neptune (reviewed by Selwyn Ryan Claims to Memory: Beyond Slavery and Emancipation in the French Caribbean, by Catherine A. Reinhardt (reviewed by Dominique Taffin The Grand Slave Emporium, Cape Coast Castle and the British Slave Trade, by William St. Clair (reviewed by Ray A. Kea History of the Caribbean, by Frank Moya Pons (reviewed by Olwyn M. Blouet Out of the Crowded Vagueness: A History of the Islands of St Kitts, Nevis & Anguilla, by Brian Dyde (reviewed by Karen Fog Olwig Scoping the Amazon: Image, Icon, Ethnography, by Stephen Nugent (reviewed by Neil L. Whitehead

  4. Prospective unmasked randomized evaluation of the iStent inject® versus two ocular hypotensive agents in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma

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    Full Text Available Antonio M Fea,1 Jose I Belda,2 Marek Rękas,3 Anselm Jünemann,4 Lydia Chang,5 Luis Pablo,6 Lilit Voskanyan,7 L Jay Katz81Università degli Studi di Torino, Clinica Oculistica, Torino, Italy; 2Hospital Torrevieja Salud, UTE, Servicio de Oftalmologia, Alicante, Spain; 3Military Institute of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Warsaw, Poland; 4Universitätsaugenklinik, Erlangen, Germany; 5Hinchingbrooke Hospital NHS Trust and Moorfields Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom; 6Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Servicio Oftalmologico, Zaragoza, Spain; 7SV Malayan Ophthalmological Center, Yerevan, Armenia; 8Wills Eye Institute, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USAPurpose: The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes of subjects with open-angle glaucoma (OAG not controlled on one medication who underwent either implantation of two iStent inject® trabecular micro-bypass devices or received medical therapy consisting of a fixed combination of latanoprost/timolol.Patients and methods: Of 192 subjects who qualified for the study and were enrolled, 94 were randomized to surgery with implantation of two iStent inject® devices in the treated eye and 98 to receive medical therapy.Results: At the month 12 visit, 94.7% of eyes (89/94 in the stent group reported an unmedicated intraocular pressure (IOP reduction of ≥20% versus baseline unmedicated IOP, and 91.8% of eyes (88/98 in the medical therapy group reported an IOP reduction ≥20% versus baseline unmedicated IOP. A 17.5% between-group treatment difference in favor of the iStent inject group was statistically significant (P=0.02 at the ≥50% level of IOP reduction. An IOP ≤18 mmHg was reported in 92.6% of eyes (87/94 in the iStent inject group and 89.8% of eyes (88/98 in the medical therapy group. Mean (standard deviation IOP decreases from screening of 8.1 (2.6 mmHg and 7.3 (2.2 mmHg were reported in the iStent inject and medical therapy groups, respectively. A high

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    Full Text Available - Adriaan Bedner, Joachim Sterly, Simbu plant-lore; Plants used by the people in the Central Highlands of New Guinea; Volume 1: The people and their plant-lore; Volume 2: Botanical survey of Simbu plants; Volume 3: Ethnographical key. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 1997, 23 9 + 323 + 275 pp. - H.J.M. Claessen, Jan Rensel, Home in the islands; Housing and social change in the Pacific. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1997, vii + 264 pp., Margaret Rodman (eds. - Peter van Eeuwijk, Norbert Kohnen, Traditionelle Medizin auf den Philippinen; Angstbewältigung und kognition bei Krankheiten. Stuttgart: Steiner, 1992, 396 pp. [Beiträge zur Südasienforschung 154.] - C.D. Grijns, William A. Smalley, Linguistic diversity and national unity; Language ecology in Thailand. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994, xv + 436 pp. - Nico Kaptein, Ulrike Freitag, Hadhrami traders, scholars, and statesmen in the Indian Ocean, 1750s-1960s. Leiden: Brill, 1997, x + 392 pp., William G. Clarence-Smith (eds. - Elsbeth Locher-Scholten, Raden Ajeng Kartini, On feminism and nationalism; Kartini’s letters to Stella Zeehandelar 1899-1903, translated and with an introduction by Joost Coté. Clayton, Victoria: Monash Asia Instiute, Monash University, xxiii + 129 pp. - Alison Murray, L. Manderson, Sites of desire, economies of pleasure: Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997, xii + 367 pp., M. Jolly (eds. - Chris Penders, Harry A. Poeze, Politiek-Politioneele Overzichten van Nederlandsch-Indië, Deel IV, 1935-1941. Leiden: KITLV Uitgeverij, 1994, xciv + 485 pp. - Kathryn Robinson, Henk Schulte Nordholt, The spell of power; A history of Balinese politics 1650-1940. Leiden: The KITLV Press, 1996, ix + 389 pp. [VKI 170.] - Eric Tagliacozzo, Carl A. Trocki, Gangsters, democracy, and the state in Southeast Asia. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 1998, 94 pp. [Cornell University Southeast Asia Program

  6. The Principal Forces of Oocyte Polarity Are Evolutionary Conserved but May Not Affect the Contribution of the First Two Blastomeres to the Blastocyst Development in Mammals.

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    Hosseini, Sayyed-Morteza; Moulavi, Fariba; Tanhaie-Vash, Nima; Asgari, Vajihe; Ghanaei, Hamid-Reza; Abedi-Dorche, Maryam; Jafarzadeh, Naser; Gourabi, Hossein; Shahverdi, Abdol-Hossein; Dizaj, Ahmad Vosough; Shirazi, Abolfazl; Nasr-Esfahani, Mohammad-Hossein

    2016-01-01

    Oocyte polarity and embryonic patterning are well-established features of development in lower species. Whether a similar form of pre-patterning exists in mammals is currently under hot debate in mice. This study investigated this issue for the first time in ovine as a large mammal model. Microsurgical trisection of unfertilized MII-oocytes revealed that cortical cytoplasm around spindle (S) contained significant amounts of total maternal mRNAs and proteins compared to matched cytoplast hemispheres that were located either near (NS) or far (FS) -to-spindle. RT-qPCR provided striking examples of maternal mRNA localized to subcellular substructures S (NPM2, GMNN, H19, PCAF, DNMT3A, DNMT1, and STELLA), NS (SOX2, NANOG, POU5F1, and TET1), and FS (GCN) of MII oocyte. Immunoblotting revealed that specific maternal proteins DNMT3A and NANOG were asymmetrically enriched in MII-spindle-half of the oocytes. Topological analysis of sperm entry point (SEP) revealed that sperm preferentially entered via the MII-spindle-half of the oocytes. Even though, the topological position of first cleavage plane with regard to SEP was quite stochastic. Spatial comparison of lipid content revealed symmetrical distribution of lipids between 2-cell blastomeres. Lineage tracing using Dil, a fluorescent dye, revealed that while the progeny of leading blastomere of 2-cell embryos contributed to more cells in the developed blastocysts compared to lagging counterpart, the contributions of leading and lagging blastomeres to the embryonic-abembryonic parts of the developed blastocysts were almost unbiased. And finally, separated sister blastomeres of 2-cell embryos had an overall similar probability to arrest at any stage before the blastocyst (2-cell, 4-cell, 8-cell, and morula) or to achieve the blastocyst stage. It was concluded that the localization of maternal mRNAs and proteins at the spindle are evolutionarily conserved between mammals unfertilized ovine oocyte could be considered polar with

  7. The impact of internalizing symptoms on autistic traits in adolescents with restrictive anorexia nervosa

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Sara Calderoni,1,* Pamela Fantozzi,1,* Giulia Balboni,2 Veronica Pagni,1 Emilio Franzoni,3 Fabio Apicella,1 Antonio Narzisi,1 Sandra Maestro,1 Filippo Muratori1,4 1IRCCS Stella Maris Foundation, 2Department of Surgery, Medical, Molecular and Critical Area Pathology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; 3Child Neuropsychiatric Unit, Women, Children and Adolescents Health Department, University Hospital S Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy; 4Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Although previous studies indicated a positive association between restrictive anorexia-nervosa (AN-R and autistic traits, the potential interference of psychiatric internalizing comorbidity on this association is not yet fully investigated.Materials and methods: The aim of this study was to explore autistic traits and internalizing psychopathology in adolescents (age range: 11.7–17.2 years with AN-R. Twenty-five patients referred to two tertiary-care hospitals were compared to a large control group (N=170 with no differences in age and sex. AN-R patients and controls filled out instruments assessing autistic traits (autism spectrum quotient [AQ], psychopathology (youth self-report [YSR] 11–18, and eating patterns (eating attitude test [EAT]. In order to disentangle the possible mediating role of internalizing symptoms on autistic traits, two separate control groups (called True and False healthy control, both composed of 25 eating-problem-free participants were derived from the whole control group on the basis of the presence or absence of internalizing problems in the YSR.Results: AN-R patients scored significantly higher on AQ compared to the whole control group and to controls without internalizing problems (True HC, but these differences disappeared when only controls with internalizing problems (False HC were considered.Conclusion: Autistic traits in AN

  8. 广州城市代谢效率的模拟分析%Simulation Analysis of Urban Metabolic Efficiency in Guangzhou City

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    吴玉琴; 严茂超

    2011-01-01

    Studying urban metabolism is an important measure to evaluate the sustainable development of a city. The metabolic efficiency is the standard of the process quality. By means of the Stella Modeling, this study adopted an eco-economic approach to simulating the metabolism of Guangzhou during the period 2000-2020 and established the natural environmental supporting efficiency, the resource production serving efficiency and the environmental carrying capacity efficiency as the metabolic efficiency indices from the perspective of the overall environment. It was found that the use of natural resources per person shows a decreasing trend. The environment faces not only the pressure of urban development, but also reflects decreases in the regulating potential. Urban economic activities of Guangzhou have become increasingly dependent on importing goods and services, corresponding to increases in the output of the waste. The urban environment quality and the ecological service area have been decreasing, which would impede the sustainable development of Guangzhou. It is suggested that positive treatments of nature feedback control be promoted, the metabolic mechanism be adjusted and improved, and its capability of self-organization be perfected in Guangzhou%城市代谢研究是评价城市可持续发展的重要依据,而代谢效率是衡量城市代谢好坏的标准。本文从城市生态经济系统的观点出发,建立广州市系统动态模拟模型,运用stella软件模拟了广州城市2000年-2020年的生态环境变迁情况;并从整体环境功能角度,建立自然环境支持效率指标、资源生产服务效率指标和环境承载同化效率指标,作为评价广州市代谢效率的依据。研究结果表明,广州市人均自然资源使用量呈现出下降趋势,城市固体废弃物却在增加;自然环境不仅面临人为的开发压力,而且也反映出其环境调节能力将持续降低;城市经济活动越来越依赖

  9. Costs and benefits of trap-neuter-release and euthanasia for removal of urban cats in Oahu, Hawaii.

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    Lohr, Cheryl A; Cox, Linda J; Lepczyk, Christopher A

    2013-02-01

    Our goal was to determine whether it is more cost-effective to control feral cat abundance with trap-neuter-release programs or trap and euthanize programs. Using STELLA 7, systems modeling software, we modeled changes over 30 years in abundance of cats in a feral colony in response to each management method and the costs and benefits associated with each method . We included costs associated with providing food, veterinary care, and microchips to the colony cats and the cost of euthanasia, wages, and trapping equipment in the model. Due to a lack of data on predation rates and disease transmission by feral cats the only benefits incorporated into the analyses were reduced predation on Wedge-tailed Shearwaters (Puffinus pacificus). When no additional domestic cats were abandoned by owners and the trap and euthanize program removed 30,000 cats in the first year, the colony was extirpated in at least 75% of model simulations within the second year. It took 30 years for trap-neuter-release to extirpate the colony. When the cat population was supplemented with 10% of the initial population size per year, the colony returned to carrying capacity within 6 years and the trap and euthanize program had to be repeated, whereas trap-neuter-release never reduced the number of cats to near zero within the 30-year time frame of the model. The abandonment of domestic cats reduced the cost effectiveness of both trap-neuter-release and trap and euthanize. Trap-neuter-release was approximately twice as expensive to implement as a trap and euthanize program. Results of sensitivity analyses suggested trap-neuter-release programs that employ volunteers are still less cost-effective than trap and euthanize programs that employ paid professionals and that trap-neuter-release was only effective when the total number of colony cats in an area was below 1000. Reducing the rate of abandonment of domestic cats appears to be a more effective solution for reducing the abundance of feral cats.

  10. Efficient reprogramming of naive-like induced pluripotent stem cells from porcine adipose-derived stem cells with a feeder-independent and serum-free system.

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    Full Text Available Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs are somatic cells reprogrammed by ectopic expression of transcription factors or small molecule treatment, which resemble embryonic stem cells (ESCs. They hold great promise for improving the generation of genetically modified large animals. However, few porcine iPSCs (piPSCs lines obtained currently can support development of cloned embryos. Here, we generated iPSCs from porcine adipose-derived stem cells (pADSCs, using drug-inducible expression of defined human factors (Oct4, Sox2, c-Myc and Klf4. Reprogramming of iPSCs from pADSCs was more efficient than from fibroblasts, regardless of using feeder-independent or feeder-dependent manners. By addition of Lif-2i medium containing mouse Lif, CHIR99021 and PD0325901 (Lif-2i, naïve-like piPSCs were obtained under feeder-independent and serum-free conditions. These successfully reprogrammed piPSCs were characterized by short cell cycle intervals, alkaline phosphatase (AP staining, expression of Oct4, Sox2, Nanog, SSEA3 and SSEA4, and normal karyotypes. The resemblance of piPSCs to naïve ESCs was confirmed by their packed dome morphology, growth after single-cell dissociation, Lif-dependency, up-regulation of Stella and Eras, low expression levels of TRA-1-60, TRA-1-81 and MHC I and activation of both X chromosomes. Full reprogramming of naïve-like piPSCs was evaluated by the significant up-regulation of Lin28, Esrrb, Utf1 and Dppa5, differentiating into cell types of all three germ layers in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, nuclear transfer embryos from naïve-like piPSCs could develop to blastocysts with improved quality. Thus, we provided an efficient protocol for generating naïve-like piPSCs from pADSCs in a feeder-independent and serum-free system with controlled regulation of exogenous genes, which may facilitate optimization of culture media and the production of transgenic pigs.

  11. Efficient reprogramming of naïve-like induced pluripotent stem cells from porcine adipose-derived stem cells with a feeder-independent and serum-free system.

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    Zhang, Yu; Wei, Chao; Zhang, Pengfei; Li, Xia; Liu, Tong; Pu, Yong; Li, Yunsheng; Cao, Zubing; Cao, Hongguo; Liu, Ya; Zhang, Xiaorong; Zhang, Yunhai

    2014-01-01

    Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are somatic cells reprogrammed by ectopic expression of transcription factors or small molecule treatment, which resemble embryonic stem cells (ESCs). They hold great promise for improving the generation of genetically modified large animals. However, few porcine iPSCs (piPSCs) lines obtained currently can support development of cloned embryos. Here, we generated iPSCs from porcine adipose-derived stem cells (pADSCs), using drug-inducible expression of defined human factors (Oct4, Sox2, c-Myc and Klf4). Reprogramming of iPSCs from pADSCs was more efficient than from fibroblasts, regardless of using feeder-independent or feeder-dependent manners. By addition of Lif-2i medium containing mouse Lif, CHIR99021 and PD0325901 (Lif-2i), naïve-like piPSCs were obtained under feeder-independent and serum-free conditions. These successfully reprogrammed piPSCs were characterized by short cell cycle intervals, alkaline phosphatase (AP) staining, expression of Oct4, Sox2, Nanog, SSEA3 and SSEA4, and normal karyotypes. The resemblance of piPSCs to naïve ESCs was confirmed by their packed dome morphology, growth after single-cell dissociation, Lif-dependency, up-regulation of Stella and Eras, low expression levels of TRA-1-60, TRA-1-81 and MHC I and activation of both X chromosomes. Full reprogramming of naïve-like piPSCs was evaluated by the significant up-regulation of Lin28, Esrrb, Utf1 and Dppa5, differentiating into cell types of all three germ layers in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, nuclear transfer embryos from naïve-like piPSCs could develop to blastocysts with improved quality. Thus, we provided an efficient protocol for generating naïve-like piPSCs from pADSCs in a feeder-independent and serum-free system with controlled regulation of exogenous genes, which may facilitate optimization of culture media and the production of transgenic pigs.

  12. 萱草花茎离体培养与快速繁殖%Rapid in vitro Propagation of Pedicel Explants of Hemerocallis

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    毕晓颖; 王宁

    2012-01-01

    Seventeen Hemerocallis (daylily) varieties were used to study the effects of genotype and plant hormone on plant regeneration from pedicel explants. Results showed that different hormone types and concentrations had significant effects on primary culture, subculture and rooting culture of ' Stella De Oro'. The optimal medium for primary culture was MS containing 1.0 mg ·L-1 6-BA and 0. 1 mg ·L-1 NAA. The rates of callus induction and shoot differentiation of the above part of pedicel-scape junction were 84.4% and 92.1% , respectively. The optimal medium for subculture culture was MS supplemented with 2.0 mg ·L-1 6-BA and 1.0 mg ·L-1 IBA. The optimal medium for rooting culture was 1/2MS with 3.0 mg ·L-1 IBA. Seventeen Hemerocallis genotypes exhibited significant differences in callus induction, shoot differentiation and proliferation.%以17个萱草品种为试材,研究了基因型和激素对萱草花茎再生植株的影响.结果表明:不同激素种类及质量浓度对‘金娃娃’初代培养、继代培养和生根培养影响差异显著,最适初代培养基为MS+6-BA1.0mg·L-1+NAA0.10 mg·L-1,花茎分枝处以上部分作为外植体愈伤组织诱导率和不定芽分化率分别为84.4%和92.1%;最适继代培养基为MS+6-BA2.0mg·L-1+IBA1.0 mg·L-1;最适生根培养基为1/2MS+IBA 3.0 mg·L-1.17种基因型萱草间愈伤组织诱导、不定芽分化和增殖能力存在显著差异.

  13. Short-term evolution and coexistence of spots, plages and flare activity on LQ Hydrae

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    Flores Soriano, M.; Strassmeier, K. G.

    2017-01-01

    Aims: We aim to study the short-term evolution of the chromospheric and photospheric activity of the young, single K2 dwarf LQ Hya. Methods: Four months of quasi-simultaneous spectroscopic and photometric observations were used to study the variations of the photometric light curve, the evolution of the chromospheric activity from the Hα and Hβ lines, and the distribution of cool spots from Doppler maps. Results: During our observations one side of the star was more active than the other. The equivalent width of the Hα line from the least active hemisphere increased from ≈0.7 Å at the beginning of the observation to 1.0 Å at the end. The basal emission of the most active hemisphere remained roughly constant at EWHαt1.0 Å. Intense flare activity was observed during the first twenty days, where at least four different events were detected. The line asymmetries of the Hα line suggest that one of the flares could have produced a mass ejection with a maximum projected speed of 70kms-1. The rotational modulation of the V-band photometry showed clear anti-correlation with the chromospheric activity. The difference in brightness between the opposite hemispheres decreased from 0.m16 to 0.m09 in two months. Three spots gradually moving apart from each other are dominating the photospheric Doppler maps. The comparison between the maps and the Hα line as the star rotates reveals the spatial coexistence of chromospheric Hα emission and photospheric spots. Conclusions: Our results indicate that the active regions of LQ Hya can live for at least four months. The detected changes in the photometric light curve and the spectroscopic Doppler images seem to be more a consequence of the spatial redistribution of the active regions rather than due to changes in their strength. Only one of the active regions shows significant changes in its chromospheric emission. Based on data obtained with the STELLA robotic telescope in Tenerife, an AIP facility jointly operated by AIP

  14. Outcome predictors in autism spectrum disorders preschoolers undergoing treatment as usual: insights from an observational study using artificial neural networks

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Antonio Narzisi,1 Filippo Muratori,1,2 Massimo Buscema,3,4 Sara Calderoni,1 Enzo Grossi3,5 1Department of Developmental Neuroscience, IRCCS Stella Maris Foundation, 2Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; 3Semeion Research Centre of Sciences of Communication, Rome, Italy; 4Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA; 5Autism Research Unit, Villa Santa Maria Institute, Tavernerio, Italy Background: Treatment as usual (TAU for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs includes eclectic treatments usually available in the community and school inclusion with an individual support teacher. Artificial neural networks (ANNs have never been used to study the effects of treatment in ASDs. The Auto Contractive Map (Auto-CM is a kind of ANN able to discover trends and associations among variables creating a semantic connectivity map. The matrix of connections, visualized through a minimum spanning tree filter, takes into account nonlinear associations among variables and captures connection schemes among clusters. Our aim is to use Auto-CM to recognize variables to discriminate between responders versus no responders at TAU.Methods: A total of 56 preschoolers with ASDs were recruited at different sites in Italy. They were evaluated at T0 and after 6 months of treatment (T1. The children were referred to community providers for usual treatments. Results: At T1, the severity of autism measured through the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule decreased in 62% of involved children (Response, whereas it was the same or worse in 37% of the children (No Response. The application of the Semeion ANNs overcomes the 85% of global accuracy (Sine Net almost reaching 90%. Consequently, some of the tested algorithms were able to find a good correlation between some variables and TAU outcome. The semantic connectivity map obtained with the application of the Auto-CM system showed

  15. Training the next generation of scientists: Modeling Infectious Disease and Water Quality of Montana Streams

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    Fytilis, N.; Wyman, S.; Lamb, R.; Stevens, L.; Kerans, B.; Rizzo, D. M.

    2010-12-01

    water quality and the presence of these taxa is important in determining stream health. In addition, system dynamics software (STELLA) is used to model the non-linear relationships and feedback between worm prevalence and disease dynamics. These types of collaborations between engineers, biologists, field ecologists and geneticists from secondary, post-secondary and higher institutions proved useful in linking complex geochemical data, worm community structure and molecular genetics to develop the next-generation scientists and better understand disease dynamics.

  16. RESTORING SUSTAINABLE FORESTS ON APPALACHIAN MINED LANDS FOR WOOD PRODUCTS, RENEWABLE ENERGY, CARBON SEQUESTRATION, AND OTHER ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

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    James A. Burger; J. Galbraith; T. Fox; G. Amacher; J. Sullivan; C. Zipper

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    The overall purpose of this project is to evaluate the biological and economic feasibility of restoring high-quality forests on mined land, and to measure carbon sequestration and wood production benefits that would be achieved from forest restoration procedures. We are currently estimating the acreage of lands in VA, WV, KY, OH, and PA mined under SMCRA and reclaimed to non-forested post-mining land uses that are not currently under active management, and therefore can be considered as available for carbon sequestration. To determine actual sequestration under different forest management scenarios, a field study was installed as a 3 x 3 factorial in a random complete block design with three replications at each of three locations, Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia. The treatments included three forest types (white pine, hybrid poplar, mixed hardwood) and three silvicultural regimes (competition control, competition control plus tillage, competition control plus tillage plus fertilization). Each individual treatment plot is 0.5 acres. Each block of nine plots requires 4.5 acres, and the complete installation at each site requires 13.5 acres. The plots at all three locations have been installed and the plot corners marked with PVC stakes. GPS coordinates of each plot have been collected. Tree survival, height and diameter were measured after the first growing season. There were significant treatment and treatment x site interactions. A STELLA{reg_sign}-based model helped us develop insight as to whether it is possible to differentiate the permanent SOC from the C contained in the labile forms of SOM. The model can be used for predicting the amount of C sequestered on mine lands, and the amount of C that is expected to reside in the mine soil for more than 1,000 years. Based on our work, it appears that substantial carbon payments to landowners would be required to reach ''profitability'' under present circumstances. However, even though the

  17. Vitamin D in asthma and future perspectives

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    Full Text Available Haidong Huang,1 Konstantinos Porpodis,2 Paul Zarogoulidis,2,3 Kalliopi Domvri,2 Paschalina Giouleka,2 Antonis Papaiwannou,2 Stella Primikyri,2 Efi Mylonaki,2 Dionysis Spyratos,2 Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt,4 Ioannis Kioumis,2 Konstantinos Zarogoulidis2 1Department of Respiratory Diseases, Changhai Hospital/First Affiliated Hospital of the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China; 2Pulmonary Department, “G Papanikolaou” General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; 3Department of Interventional Pneumology, Ruhrlandklinik, West German Lung Center, University Hospital, University Duisburg–Essen, Essen, Germany; 4II Medical Clinic, “Coburg” Hospital, University of Würzburg, Coburg, Germany Abstract: Humans have the ability to synthesize vitamin D during the action of ultraviolet (UV radiation upon the skin. Apart from the regulation of calcium and phosphate metabolism, another critical role for vitamin D in immunity and respiratory health has been revealed, since vitamin D receptors have also been found in other body cells. The term “vitamin D insufficiency” has been used to describe low levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D that may be associated with a wide range of pulmonary diseases, including viral and bacterial respiratory infection, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer. This review focuses on the controversial relationship between vitamin D and asthma. Also, it has been found that different gene polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor have variable associations with asthma. Other studies investigated the vitamin D receptor signaling pathway in vitro or in experimental animal models and showed either a beneficial or a negative effect of vitamin D in asthma. Furthermore, a range of epidemiological studies has also suggested that vitamin D insufficiency is associated with low lung function. In the future, clinical trials in different asthmatic

  18. Evaluation of coronary calcium score in patients with normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism

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    Full Text Available Patrícia Nunes Mesquita,1 Ana Paula Dornelas Leão Leite,2 Stella das Chagas Crisóstomo,1 Enio Veras Filho,1 Lucas da Cunha Xavier,1 Francisco Bandeira1 1Unit of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Diseases, Hospital Agamenon Magalhães, 2Department of Radiology, University of Pernambuco, Cardiac Emergency Hospital of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil Rationale: Given that the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT is given at an increasingly less-symptomatic phase, and the literature data on the cardiovascular risk of patients with normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism (NPHPT are controversial, the coronary calcium score (CCS, which is correlated with coronary artery disease, may be useful for clarifying the association between cardiovascular risk and NPHPT.Objective: This research aims to describe the CCS and the clinical and laboratory variables of patients with NPHPT compared with a control group and to verify the presence of an association between NPHPT and CCS.Study population and methods: A questionnaire on anthropometric data (weight, height, waist circumference, and blood pressure was used, laboratory examinations (estimations of glucose, glycated hemoglobin [HbA1c], total cholesterol [TC] and its fractions, triglycerides, creatinine, calcium, parathyroid hormone, and 25-OH vitamin D were conducted, and computerized tomography was carried out to measure the CCS in 13 patients diagnosed with NPHPT and 16 controls.Results: There was no association between NPHPT and altered CCS (odds ratio [OR]: 0.27; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.05–1.26; p=0.095. Differences between the case and control groups were found in terms of body mass index (BMI (26.97 kg/m2 vs 31.53 kg/m2, respectively; p=0.044, HbA1c (5.59% vs 6.62%; p=0.000, and TC (188.07 mg/dL vs 220.64 mg/dL; p=0.088. After adjustment for potential confounders, no statistical significance was observed for the association between changes in CCS and presence of NPHPT

  19. Ontological differences in first compared to third trimester human fetal placental chorionic stem cells.

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    Full Text Available Human mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSC isolated from fetal tissues hold promise for use in tissue engineering applications and cell-based therapies, but their collection is restricted ethically and technically. In contrast, the placenta is a potential source of readily-obtainable stem cells throughout pregnancy. In fetal tissues, early gestational stem cells are known to have advantageous characteristics over neonatal and adult stem cells. Accordingly, we investigated whether early fetal placental chorionic stem cells (e-CSC were physiologically superior to their late gestation fetal chorionic counterparts (l-CSC. We showed that e-CSC shared a common phenotype with l-CSC, differentiating down the osteogenic, adipogenic and neurogenic pathways, and containing a subset of cells endogenously expressing NANOG, SOX2, c-MYC, and KLF4, as well as an array of genes expressed in pluripotent stem cells and primordial germ cells, including CD24, NANOG, SSEA4, SSEA3, TRA-1-60, TRA-1-81, STELLA, FRAGILIS, NANOS3, DAZL and SSEA1. However, we showed that e-CSC have characteristics of an earlier state of stemness compared to l-CSC, such as smaller size, faster kinetics, uniquely expressing OCT4A variant 1 and showing higher levels of expression of NANOG, SOX2, c-MYC and KLF4 than l-CSC. Furthermore e-CSC, but not l-CSC, formed embryoid bodies containing cells from the three germ layer lineages. Finally, we showed that e-CSC demonstrate higher tissue repair in vivo; when transplanted in the osteogenesis imperfecta mice, e-CSC, but not l-CSC increased bone quality and plasticity; and when applied to a skin wound, e-CSC, but not l-CSC, accelerated healing compared to controls. Our results provide insight into the ontogeny of the stemness phenotype during fetal development and suggest that the more primitive characteristics of early compared to late gestation fetal chorionic stem cells may be translationally advantageous.

  20. Implementing good participatory practice guidelines in the FEM-PrEP Preexposure Prophylaxis Trial for HIV Prevention among African Women: a focus on local stakeholder involvement

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    Full Text Available Natasha Mack,1 Stella Kirkendale,1 Paul Omullo,2 Jacob Odhiambo,2 Malebo Ratlhagana,3 Martha Masaki,4 Phumzile Siguntu,5 Kawango Agot,2 Khatija Ahmed,3 Saidi Kapiga,4 Johan Lombaard,5 Lut Van Damme,1 Amy Corneli1 1FHI 360, Durham, NC, USA; 2Impact Research and Development Organization, Bondo, Kenya; 3Setshaba Research Centre, Soshanguve, South Africa; 4Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, Moshi, Tanzania; 5Josha Research, Bloemfontein, South Africa Abstract: Biomedical HIV-prevention research is most likely to succeed when researchers actively engage with community stakeholders. To this effect, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition developed good participatory practice guidelines for biomedical HIV-prevention trials in 2007 and updated them in 2011. The Preexposure Prophylaxis Trial for HIV Prevention among African Women (FEM-PrEP clinical trial, testing once-daily Truvada as preexposure prophylaxis among women at higher risk of HIV in Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania, included a community program to engage with local stakeholders. Following the trial, we revisited the community program to situate activities in the context of the 2011 guidelines. In the paper, we describe implementation of the six guidelines relevant to local stakeholder engagement – stakeholder advisory mechanisms, stakeholder engagement plan, stakeholder education plan, communications plan, issues management plan, trial closure, and results dissemination – in light of on-the-ground realities of the trial. We then identify two cross-cutting themes from our considerations: (1 stakeholder education beyond the good participatory practice recommendation to increase research literacy about the specific trial is needed; education efforts should also communicate a base of information on HIV transmission and prevention; and (2 anticipatory preparation is useful in communications planning, issues management, and trial closure and